Land for Lajee| 19mins
Director: Sanne Winderickx | Producer: Sanne Winderickx
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Palestine
Since the emergence of the state of Israel in the late 1940s - when thousands of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes - many still live in refugee camps across the West Bank, Lebanon and Jordan. Those in the West Bank are also faced with daily restrictions and violations at the hands of the Israeli occupation, leaving the new generation of refugees with a bleak future. Looked down upon by city-dwelling Palestinians, and with the Israeli separation wall built almost entirely around their neighbourhood, the two thousand youth living in Aida refugee camp are not only denied their rights but also completely isolated from the rest of the world. A youth community center in Aida refugee camp has been working to inspire and empower these youth by re-connecting them with the things the Israeli occupation took from them, in the hope that their courage and strength to continue resisting will one day make them the future leaders of Palestine.