Waging Life in a War Zone

Mohammed al-Saedi painted the corridors of his neighborhood with beautiful bright colors to create a sense of hope amidst the chaos that surrounds the life of Palestinians who live in the Gaza Strip. He is not alone. “Throughout Gaza Strip, painters, photographers, theater artists, musicians, and filmmakers are using their art not just as a form of therapy, but also as a tool of resistance.” “More than anyone else, artists must have hope and must create hope for the people,” he says. “[My art] is community resistance and political resistance—resistance by insisting on life.”

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