The Lutfia Rabbani Foundation is proud to be one of the sponsors of the photography project 48 Stories by Noor and Paradox. This digital storytelling project sheds new light on the Palestinian diaspora since 1948 through an innovative web app.
The project documents the memories and everyday lives of Palestinians, both 1948 survivors and their descendants. Many of them live in Gaza, the West Bank or Israel but the vast majority is spread around the world; they are based in (former) refugee camps in Lebanon, Syria or Jordan, have settled in countries like the US, Chile and the Netherlands. In the past two years, 7 photographers and filmmakers captured their experiences.
48 Stories shows a community whose members, although geographically and socioeconomically diverse, are all tied to the same country, landscape and history. One of the stories featured in the project is of Anisa Rabbani, who now resides in the Hague, the Netherlands.
The project was launched at the cultural podium Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam on May 18, 2018 and counted with lectures by Memory Studies scholar Ihab Saloul, photo journalists Tanya Habjouqa, Ezz Al Zanoon, Kadir van Lohuizen and Debby Farber, head curator of Israeli NGO Zochrot . For reading more about 48 Stories, follow the link to their official website.