This animation was made in response to the crises in Gaza. These drawings are original pictures by Palestinian children from the area which depict both the brutalities experienced in the 2008 war and their hopes and dreams for the future.
During the most recent conflict one child died every hour in Gaza and every child there, aged 6 and over has already experienced 3 or more wars.
Despite the ceasefire, the Israeli-imposed blockade remains and will ensure that children growing up in Gaza with continue to live through extreme hardship.
The focus of this piece is to grow, spread and strengthen awareness of the Palestinian struggle for freedom so that there can be a positive and just future.
Animation by Plastic Horse
Sound Design by Giacomo Trivelli
Written and produced by Katie Clark
There are over 800,000 children living in Gaza, they make up more than half of the population. They remain a source of optimism and much courage, the world should not forget them as they are forced to live out their lives in the ruins of a concentration camp. Their rights to education curtailed with closures and curfews of schools and classes, leading to insecurity and dermoralisation combined with home demolishments, arbitrary arrests, checkpoints, and the wall, daily they are witnewss to injustices and oppression.Today it is these children who are still paying the highest price of this conflict.
Yet despite all this these children remain a source of optimism, hope and much courage. My dream is that they all grow up and find their much deserved freedom.
Lesson 2 :- Rebuild
Lesson 3 :- Boycott
Lesson 4 :- Resist
Lesson 5 :- We build life