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"Families Interrupted:" A Photographic Exhibition on the Ban of Family Unification for Palestinians in Israel

Join Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University at Alwan for the Arts for the New York opening of the photographic exhibition, Families Interrupted, on the subject of the ban on family unification for Palestinians in Israel.

Through a series of anonymous portraits, this exhibition by Jenny Nyman captures the reality of the many thousands of Palestinian families who are forced to live in the shadows by the Israeli Citizenship Law. By lifting the thin veil of anonymity that envelops them, the images give insights into how the ban turns them into families interrupted, struggling to lead a normal life together. By photographing them in their personal spaces, it offers glimpses of their day-to-day human existence as families.

The evening event at on February 21 will also include a presentation by and Q&A with Adalah director Hassan Jabareen about the Citizenship Law in Israel, as well as the screening of a short film on the ban on family unification by Ayed Fadel and Mike Kardosh.

The exhibition will be open from February 17 - 21, 2014.

Open ever day from 12-6 P.M. Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor, NY

Suggested donation: $10

The project was supported by UNDP, and was carried out in cooperation with Society of St. Yves and Sidreh Nissaa Alnagab.