The Kingdom of Women: Ein El Hilweh
Al-Jana: Arab Resource Centre for Popular Arts
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Historical memory of exceptional community spirit and organizing can be a catalyst for positive change and hope. With this idea in mind, Jana embarked on a documentation and film project focusing on the history of the women of Ein El Hilweh camp in southern Lebanon between the years 1982-1984. After the Israeli invasion, men of the camp between the ages of 14 and 60 years were imprisoned in Ansar prison in the south of Lebanon. The remaining refugees were forced out of the camp, the camp was destroyed, and families were left without homes and many without any means of support. The future of the camp and its people was unknown. How did the women face this difficult situation?
Truth-seeking and right to know
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