Moving Images On Palestine

http://www.p21.org.uk/aboutMovingImagesonPalestine.aspx

 

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I Heart Hamas (and other things i am afraid to tell you) by Jennifer Jajeh

The wonderful one woman show comes to London this Thursday at the Rich Mix in Bethnal Green. Its the final performance after 5 years of touring and is not to be missed. Go to http://ihearthamas.com for more details.

‘Despite’ exhibition, London

‘Despite’ exhibition, London

An article about the wonderful Art exhibition ‘Despite’ curated by Arts Canteen. Palestinian art alive and kicking

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arts-Canteen/190064631017057?ref=ts

 

http://www.artscanteen.com/events/DESPITE

Into Egypt by Suheir Hammad

Full of image and beauty….for the Egyptian revolution by the inspirational writer, poet and activist. Directed by Waleed Zaiter

Saturday 12th January 2013

http://www.hjfp.org.uk/

Raast performance at the National Twinning Network Conference hosted by Harringey Justice For Palestine

Chestnuts Community Centre, 280

St Ann’s Road, N15 5BN

on Jan 12th 2013 10.00 – 7.00

Phil Monsour ‘The Ghosts Of Deir Yassin’

A music video by our friend with whom we performed at events commemorating the Palestinian Nakba in 2012…..We Shall Return

‘Flute’ A Poem For Gaza by Ahlam Zaraa

Flute

The whistling which awoke the forest’s beasts
Was the sound of the wind through the bullet hole
Directly in the chest…
The hole penetrated the heart, the remnants of life…
And the joy in your eyes
The same wind, broke the traffic policeman’s whistle
Stopped the traffic on the main road
Stopped it for a long time, for the whistling knows no truce
The wind shakes the national flag over and over
So the flies flee to a distant land
And the dust disappears over books
Pollinating flowers above the trees
So the bees can devote themselves to making honey
While widows dry the washing above
Washing lines of the homeland, faster than
The return of the martyrs
Martyrs busy engraving a dot
The G in Gaza is a beauty spot*
Beautifying what’s left of the country’s seasons

* G (غ) in Arabic has a dot on the top

ناي

الصفير الذي أيقظ وحوش الغابة
كان صوت الريح في ثقب الرصاصة
عند الصدر تماماً …
الثقب اخترق القلب ، بقايا العمر
والفرح في عينيك
الصفير ذاته ، عطل صفارة شرطي المرور
أوقف السير في الطريق العام
أوقفه طويلاً فالريح لا تعرف الهدنة
الريح تنفض العلم الوطني مراراً
فيهرب الذباب إلى أرضٍ بعيدة
ويختفي الغبار فوق الكتب
يلقح الأزهار فوق الشجر
فيتفرغ النحل لصنع العسل
بينما يجف غسيل الأرامل فوق
حبال الوطن ، بصورة أسرع من
عودة الشهداء
الشهداء المشغولون بنقش نقطة
الغين في غزة شامة
تُجمّل ما تبقى من فصول البلاد