"Balata camp children prepare a shadow puppet theatre production. During the performance, the characters of their imagination move from the screen onto the streets."
Download it now from www.balatacamp.net
During January 2005, children from Balata took part in workshops producing and performing shadow puppet performances. During one of thse, the act took on larger than life proportions.
The third film from the balata film collective, 'shadows of occupation' was conceived, produced and edited by Palestinians from Balata Camp. The footage was shot in the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled and on the streets of Balata Camp and Nablus during January 2005.
'shadows of occupation' is available for download from http://www.balatacamp.net
The Balata Film Collective aims to open new channels of communication with the outside world, challenge the mainstream media representations of camp residents and support local Palestinian resistance.
Currently, the film collective is working primarily on video shorts to be distributed via the internet. In the future this will be followed by full-length movies distributed on DVD and VHS. Interesting footage will hopefully be made available on a server for other filmmakers across the world.