Amid all this despair, there are those who keep finding powerful expressions of their lust for life, of their spirit and strength. Through hip-hop, break-dancing, parkour (a physical discipline which focuses on movement around obstacles), surfing and other creative endeavors, they manifest their thirst for freedom or use these activities as a form of resistance. In the absence of adequate equipment or facilities and faced with growing conservatism in their societies, they improvise. Underneath the more known images, if one looks closely, there are vibrant sparks of freedom in Gaza.
The reportage was done with the kind help of the French Institute of Jerusalem.
Directing & Photography: Anne Paq, Editing: Keren Manor
Published on Electronic Intifada