Visual Testimonies
Screening of workshop films facilitated by Asma Bseiso

Wednesday 6 March 2024 | 6:30 PM | The Lab

Over a span of ten days, eight artists engaged in a workshop dedicated to making films that delve into the visual, audio, and written accounts of life in Gaza amidst Israeli aggression. The works produced aim to amplify the Palestinian narrative and honor the Gazan Sumud.

The resulting films present a blend of personal stories and more communal perspectives, with some focusing on specific moments of life under bombardment, while others explore the wider context of Gaza and its importance within the larger Palestinian struggle for liberation.

The films are screened in Arabic with English subtitles.

Participants: Badr Al Attiyat, Basil AlZeri, Ghada Aljabri, Hala Abu Khadija, Hiba G. Isleem, Israa Al Hanbali, Manaf Al Youssef, Zahraa Hasan.

Asma Bseiso is an award-winning filmmaker, media consultant and trainer who lives and works between Amman and Gaza. In 2008, Asma was selected to join the Documentary Filmmaking Fellowship Program at George Washington University. She also participated in an advanced filmmaking training program by the University of Southern California in collaboration with the Royal Film Commission of Jordan. In 2009, Asmaa directed a film titled “I Am Gaza,” which was shot during the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip in 2008. In 2013, she obtained a Higher Diploma in Film and Television Directing from the Film Institute of Madrid. In 2016, Asma released her film “Still Alive,” which was screened in many festivals and won several awards. She has worked with many TV stations, including Al Jazeera, Al Arabi, MBC, France 24, ARTE, and PBS. She also worked on several projects by a number of international organizations, including the United Nations, the German Agency for International Cooperation, and others. Asmaa recently completed a documentary titled “Seven Waves” which was filmed in Gaza in 2021.