Twelve young filmmakers from the Palestinian West Bank will meet, to receive intensive training in documentary filmmaking. These films will focus on environmental issues: lack of recycling awareness, pollution of groundwater, the need for rehabilitation of the sewage system, water resources for farmers, and other problems. The results will be six short documentaries that will be screened on different locations. The screening will be followed by an open debate involving as Palestine citizens in further discussion on environmental issues. The goal is enhancing the role of cinema education in the cultural and social development and highlighting the environmental issues in Palestine.
This project is led by Young Palestinian Filmmakers, a nongovernmental organization based in Ramallah, dedicated to strengthen young cinema in Palestine; in partnership with Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, from Ramallah, which uses cultural practice as a tool for artistic growth in the community; and the Cinema Jenin dedicated to activating the cultural life in Palestine through the screenings of daily films and hosting artistic performances in the fields of theatre, music and dance.
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Photo by Young Palestinian filmmakers society.