Spoken Word by Yael Taub, Israel

In the car, on our way home, we realized that we were short on olive oil, some apples and a cucumber or two. It was a late afternoon on a Friday and all the grocery stores in the city we came from were already closed, so we stopped in Um El Fahem, a neighboring Arabic … Continue reading Spoken Word by Yael Taub, Israel

Beyond Our Differences by Rahma Henchiri, Tunisia

Before I started working at Skaramagas refugee camp in Athens, I did not know what to expect from the children. Ever since I can remember, I have been hearing about the Yazidi-Arab tension; and thus, being an Arab myself, I was worried that my hopes of becoming the girls’ older sister would eventually turn to … Continue reading Beyond Our Differences by Rahma Henchiri, Tunisia

Be Your Best Friend by NIHEL BENDIHASSANE

ALGERIA — My story began when I was around five years old. I had two sisters and one brother much older than me, and much busier than me. My parents worked a lot, especially my mother, and I respected her a lot...

Break Out of Your Shell by BASHAR

SYRIA — When you moved to a new country with another culture for your first time, you will feel alone. And maybe you spend more time alone, especially if you grew up and spent your first 24-years in a conservative city (Aleppo, Syria)...

The Story of a True Trotskist by ITAI HASID

ISRAEL — The first day of cinema studies, everything is new and my anxiety level is through the roof. Here we are, about 30 people coming from  different backgrounds and ages; from the 20 year old guy from Israel’s most high class city to the almost 40 years lady that dedicated her life to the fight for equal rights between Ashkenazim (People from east and central Europe) and Mizrahim (people from Spain and Africa)...