Saturday, January 27, 2007

First Public Screening!

Tonight was the community screening at Ibdaa of the twelve digital stories made by youth in Dheisheh refugee camp and Aida refugee camp.

Over a hundred people filled Ibdaa's community hall on the third floor of the center. It was very powerful to see the stories projected onto a big screen and I think the young people were pleased to share their pieces. Afterwards, we had a reception upstairs in the Ibdaa restaurant and three of the participants interviewed audience members to get feedback and discuss the impact of their words.

I haven't done any of the post-production work so I hadn't seen the pieces for a few weeks. During the screening I was yet again amazed by their work - their words, music and images fit so well together and tell such personal and powerful stories. I'm really looking forward to bringing the pieces to US audiences and hearing people's responses.


Meg said...

I can't wait to see them.

Ben said...

Congratulations on the screening!! Can't wait to see them either.