Docufiction “HANTUSH – a fairytale”
a flying lamb vs bulldozers
When Israeli bulldozers arrived at her Bedouin village to demolish her home, 14-year-old Palestine refugee girl Salha called on her flying lamb Hantush to take her somewhere far away…
Direction & Camera in Palestine: Alexia Tsouni, Direction of Photography, Camera in Barcelona & Editing: Evangelos Vlachakis, Assistant Direction & Subtitling: Georgia Tsouni, Writer: Salha Hamdeen, Narration: Thikra Manassra, Music: “Oud” by Erik Airumian, “Arabian Desert” by Nasser Shibani, “Dimple by Oud” by Taner Demiralp, Production: FemArtAct
West Bank / Palestine & Catalonia / Spain, 2022
Thanks: ADWAR Roles for Social Change Association & Arab Al-Jahalin Bedouin village
HANTUSH – a fairytale by 14-year-old Palestinian refugee girl Salha Hamadin, winner of the “Hans Christian Andersen Fairytale Bay” prize in 2012.
Salha is member of the Arab Jahalin Bedouin community in the Israeli-controlled Area C of the occupied West Bank.
She wrote this fairytale in 2012 after Israeli bulldozers arrived in her village to demolish it.
They have come 5 times so far (2022), and every time Palestinian and international activists come to protect the village, and children write in placards “DON’T DEMOLISH MY HOME AND MY SCHOOL”…
Dedicated to the memory of Rachel Corrie, who was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza in 2003, and Shirin Abu Akleh, who was shot in the head while covering an Israeli military raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank in 2022.
Όταν οι Ισραηλινές μπουλντόζες έφτασαν στο Βεδουίνικο χωριό της για να κατεδαφίσουν το σπίτι της, η 14χρονη Παλαιστίνια πρόσφυγας Σάλχα κάλεσε το ιπτάμενο αρνί της Χαντούς να την πάρει κάπου μακριά…
Το παραμύθι αυτό της 14χρονης μαθήτριας Σάλχα Χαμαντίν κέρδισε το βραβείο “Hans Christian Andersen Fairytale Bay” το 2012.