American Univesity of Beirut

We Exist / نحن هنا: Young creative expressions from the Palestinian camps in Lebanon

​​​The Palestinian Oral History Archive Project cordially invites to the exhibit: We Exist / نحن هنا

Young creative expressions from the Palestinian camps in Lebanon

The exhibition featuring the creative expressions of third-generation Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, showcasing their experiences and wishes at three junctures of the community’s life in Lebanon.

Location: Jafet Library Lobby, AUB

Dates: Tuesday, September 15, at 5 p.m. until Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The program includes presentations of AL-JANA’s active learning and creative expression program with marginalized children, followed by children’s films, in West Hall, Common Room:

Tuesday, September 15, at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 16, 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The exhibit is co-organized by ARCPA / AL-JANA, the University Libraries, and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs.

Since 1998, ARCPA/ AL-JANA has been engaging with third-generation Palestinian children born in exile in expressing their concerns & wishes, using the creative media of photography, video, art & creative & journalistic writing.

The exhibit will feature the work resulting from three projects: “Wish I was a Bird” commemorating the 50th anniversary of Nakba, “Away from Home Again” chronicling the experience of displacement from Nahr al-Bared, and “Inspirational Shatilla” commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nakba.

The Palestinian Oral History Archive seeks to digitize, index, catalog, preserve over 1,000 hours of testimonies with first-generation Palestinians and other Palestinian communities in Lebanon and provide access to the material through the creation of a state-of-the-art digital platform. The project is a partnership between the AUB Libraries, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, the Nakba Archive and the Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts (AL-JANA).

The exhibit, presentations, and film screenings may be of interest to those involved in education, social work, refugee communities, public memory, and public arts.

We hope to see you there!

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