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Michel Hamarneh, born in Jerusalem in 1935, a character in the film My Jerusalem: Testimonial to life in Jerusalem before 1948 by Lubna Dajani
Video My Jerusalem: Testimonial to Life in Jerusalem before 1948

Jerusalemites born in the 1920s and 1930s recount their memories of growing up in Jerusalem and what they lost when they were forced to leave in 1948.

Video Asia’s Story: A Life Delayed on the Qalandiya Commute

What’s it like to live behind a military checkpoint  in your own city?

An old Palestinian man walks toward the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to pray, May 1967 (UNRWA footage).
Video Al-Quds (Arab Jerusalem)

This documentary depicts life in Arab Jerusalem before the 1967 War and captures Palestinians’ sense of loss in its aftermath.

The wall around Kufr Aqab neighborhood, East Jerusalem
Video Kufr ‘Aqab: A Neighborhood in Jerusalem

What happens when a city walls off a densely populated neighborhood and then abandons it?

Screen shot from Living in East Jerusalem—Zoheir Rajabeh
Video Living in East Jerusalem—Zuheir Rajabeh

When settlers expel Palestinians from their Jerusalem homes and move in to Palestinian neighborhoods, what ensues? One resident installed CCTV cameras to capture the dystopia.

Screenshot from a 2011 video by The Guardian about Muna and Mohammed al-Kurd
Video Sharing Our House with Israeli Settlers in Sheikh Jarrah

A twin brother and sister offer the viewer a glimpse of life in Sheikh Jarrah, where Jewish settlers are aggressively targeting Palestinian homes for forcible expulsions.

Armenian ceramic pottery
Video Hagop Karakashian on How the Art of Armenian Ceramics—Unique to Jerusalem—Came to Be

Hagop Karakashian’s grandfather was one of a trio of artists who originated the art of Armenian ceramics in the city of Jerusalem over a century ago. How did this come about?

Saint Mary’s Kindergarten
Video Kindergarten in the Grip of the Wall

Grace under duress: How one kindergarten managed to adapt when Israel’s Separation Wall was routed right through its playground.

Scene from the video “What Have I Forgotten to Tell You?” featuring Abla Dajani
Video “What Have I Forgotten to Tell You?” Featuring Abla Dajani

Palestinian Jerusalemite Abla Dajani pays a bittersweet visit to her family home in al-Baq‘a, West Jerusalem, which was seized by Israel in 1948 and given to Jewish ownership.