Below are several digital stories produced by the Ibdaa Cultural Center in Deheishe Refugee Camp and the Lajee Center in Aida Refugee Camp in Beit Lahem, Palestine. These video diaries are really powerful educational tools for American children to understand what it means to be a refugee living under Israeli occupation. The project’s website can be found through the Youth Solidarity Network and also through the Middle East Children’s Alliance where they are selling copies of the films. They are also archived on You Tube.
The project is an important one and I think it should be extended to the refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria. It would be a great way of connecting kids from these other camps and complicating the ways in which Palestinians relate to their villages in Palestine and experience life as refugees.