Shoruq Organization completed a workshop
in filmmaking for deaf girls by showcasing films and videos produced by the
participants during the workshop. The workshop which lasted for two months to
teach techniques of photography and film as well as the style of writing TV
This workshop is for the
Deaf and funded by Stars Foundation participated by eight girls from Bethlehem,
Hebron and Ramallah. They suffer from a lack of appreciation in society and
lack of respect for difference. The girls expressed what they are thinking
about through filming three videos produced by Shoruq media center. The videos
included guidelines for dealing with the deaf, in addition to some of the
problems and obstacles faced by deaf girls in their daily lives.
Abla , 27 years old, said "I work a pharmacist and I have
a master's degree in it. If someone wanted to buy the medicine and I did not
understand him, he started insulting me because I do not hear despite my
ability in lip reading”. Abla participated in the workshop to express what she
faces in her life such as contempt from
society despite her scientific excellence and distinctiveness.
Malak is 20 years student
who is studying media at Arroub Technical College and is suffering from the
education system which does not include deaf in the curriculum and in the style
of education. She says, "I'm trying hard to learn. When I ask or express
my opinion in the lecture, students start laughing at the way I talk. I hope they will know that I am deaf and I am trying to
communicate with them although they do not accept me and do not keep in mind my
difference. As for the workshop, it is different because
Shoruq Organization hired a sign translator to deal with us. "
Shoruq Organization has a
media center with many devices which help in the success of the various
projects and workshops from filming, producing and directing films and others.
These activities in the media center aim to develop the capacity of young
refugees and reflect their opinions to the world in order to address several
issues that concern refugees and youth in general.