Mustafa al-Khalil

“I was born on 16 March 1987 in Libya, but moved back to Lebanon, and am now living in Bourj al-Barajneh camp. I’m doing a Masters in Electronic Engineering at AUL University, after doing a Masters in science at CCE. I participated in the oral history project because I wanted to know more about Palestine, about our traditions and customs, and to pass this information on to our generation. Through this project, I now know more about Palestine.”

Samah al-Hussein

“I am 22 years old and studied social science. I currently work as a teacher at an UNRWA school and as a social worker with the NGO the Arab Palestinian Center. I am from Bourj al-Barajneh camp in Beirut, Lebanon. I joined in this project because I felt that it somehow removes boundaries between me and my country, which I have never been to. The pictures that are stored in my mind are the sum of what I heard here and there, and what my grandparents told me. Through this project, I am able to recognize and define my origin and the place that I come from."  

Farah Shehadeh

“I'm 21 years old. I'm studying interior design at the Islamic University of Lebanon. I participated in this project because Kholoud mentioned it to me. I was interested in these topics, and I would like to continue to know more about my country. My hobbies are: dancing dabkeh, learning Spanish, drawing and painting, traveling, hanging out, and taking pictures all the time.”