العاب غير معترف بها 

Unrecognized games  

 

 

 

 

 

 

More than half of the Palestinian Bedouin of the Naqab/Negev desert– about 90,000 people – live in unrecognized villages. „Unrecognized“ means that the state refuses to provide public services to the villages – be it water, electricity, waste disposal, or education and health facilities – and homes are under constant threat of demolition.

 

“Unrecognized Games“ is about the children who grow up in these villages – Al-Araqeeb, Al-Sirra, Abu Talul, and dozens of others – about their dreams, about the games they play. It documents the children’s lives beyond snapshot-like impressions, the part that the bulldozer drivers don’t see when they raze their homes.

 

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Girl and broken television set in front of her house in Al-Sirra.

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I love Al-Sireh more than the whole world . When I grow up I want to be a teacher. I won’t beat a single boy or girl. I want everyone to live a better life. Sajoud Al-‘Amouri- 5th grade

When I grow up I want to be a pilot. I want to take all the kids on my block to my plane in Nevatim Airport and from there fly to Spain to see a Barcelona game. Wissam Al Nissassira- 3rd grade Al-Sireh Village

Alia, 10 years old, from Al-Zaarura. Bulldozers destroyed the kindergarten which her parents used to run. She showed me some toys, giving every single one a name

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When I grow up I want to be an astronaut. This isn’t a barrel; it’s my spaceship, come inside and look. Count the stars. When I grow up I want to go out for a walk, and I will walk but fly. Like I’ll walk flying, understand? In space there is no darkness, and if

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“And the next day the witch returned to the tower. When the prince called out she tied the braid to the window and tossed

© 2014 by Mohamed Badarne