This video was shown to us during our training just after arriving in Palestine. In the poem Rafeef Ziadah, a Palestinian poet from Gaza, expresses her frustration over her encounters with Western media whose portrayal of the Palestinian people is ingrained with pro-Israeli bias and therefore perceives them as terrorists, thereby dehumanising them.
This video documents the restrictions on Palestinian control over their teaching curriculum one of the ways in which their right to education is denied under the Israeli occupation. Understanding their common history is important for uniting the nation of Palestine and raising awareness which is essential for resisting oppression. The video was made by students from the University of Birzeit working on the RIght to Education campaign.