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GIRLS FROM JENIN Frieder Schlaich, PAL/D 2006, 92 min

An insight into the day-to-day life of young girls in Palestine, during the second Intifada.

Documentary about a videoworkshop with 16 girls (age 13-17) in Jenin/Palestine. The workshop was organised by Goethe-Institut and the Jenin Municipality, and took place in July 2004. Duration: 14 days

German Filmmaker Frieder Schlaich was the teacher of the workshop. He was accompanied by palestinien filmmaker Nahed Awwad and his friend the cameraman Thomas Mauch (Best know for his work with Werner Herzog).

In the second week of the workshop, the girls made their own films in small groups. 9 short films were completed and presented at the end of the workshop. After the presentation, which was a big success, the mayor of Jenin awared the girls with a official diploma.

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