We Carve Words in the Earth

Mahasen Nasser-Eldin  |  AFAC Documentary Program  |  2018  |  Palestine
Producer: Emilie Dudognon
The story takes us back to the 26th of October 1929 when approximately 200 Palestinian women converged into the city of Jerusalem from major cities, towns and larger villages in Palestine, to inaugurate their feminist movement. “We Carve Words in the Earth” is a journey in the landscape of Jerusalem following the footsteps of Palestinian women who moved between what today represents the “West” and the “East” sides of the city in protest of British colonial rule. Drawing on pre and post Nakba narratives and aesthetics, connectivity between past and present Palestinian women’s political and feminist experiences are highlighted throughout this journey.