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Video – Ex-Communicated: Enclosure Landscapes in Palestine

18 May

Ex-Communicated tells the story of Israeli occupation in Palestine
through the genre of landscape and the perspective of a camera lens.
In his series of remarkable photographs, Gary Fields, a professor of
communication at the University of California, San Diego takes us
behind the walls, gates, and fences of this deliberately fragmented
geography in revealing Palestinian life under Israeli military rule.
What he shows in these images is how the forces of occupation use the
landscape as an instrument of control over Palestinians and a
mechanism for dispossessing them of land and property. Much of this
story is untold and largely unseen. These photos convey forcefully how
the process of enclosure on the landscape has “ex-communicated”
Palestinians, immobilizing them into ever-diminishing spaces, while at
the same time inspiring them into heroic acts of peaceful resistance

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