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In a town surrounded by a wall, a Palestinian skater inspires a community of boys to learn how to fly.
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Posted by Adam Abel (Creator)

Palestine Interrupted is a nine channel video installation that I have produced in conjunction with the film Qalqilya. In this work, I am using narratives from Palestine to disrupt narratives about Palestine. Predictable images of military, checkpoints, walls and violence are absent in these videos. Instead, I weave together moments that are melancholic, hopeful, mundane and anxious. This trailer shows short clips from each of the nine videos.

This project was my thesis for my MFA at Parsons, which I was completing while making the film. While footage for this work comes from the production of the film, this installation is meant to cover different conceptual terrain and broaden my conversation about Palestine. The work is complete and is attracting interest in New York and beyond. For more information go to


This past weekend I installed Palestine Interrupted in the Siskind Gallery at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, for a group show in conjunction with the Northeast Conference for the Society of Photographic Educators (SPE). This show was juried by Lisa Sutcliffe, the Assistant Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Palestine Interrupted was originally designed for exhibition in a large open space with HD monitors mapped out in the shape of a circle. I have designed this version of the installation, with its small 14” monitors, in order to make this work more accessible and flexible to function in intimate spaces like the Siskind Gallery. For this exhibition I am including only six out of the nine videos.


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