Visual documentation of the ongoing war on Gaza has played a pivotal role in exposing the lies of the occupation army and its crimes, as many people of Gaza continue, using their phones, to document the extent of the massive destruction of the Strip and the details of their lives under bombardment.
This workshop invites visual artists and filmmakers to explore the visual, audio, and written documentations of the current war on Gaza, and make video works that respond to the current moment, and honor Gaza’s residents and the Palestinian narrative.
The workshop will be conducted in Arabic.
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.