Children of IBDAA: To Create Something Out of Nothing (educational)
- Directed by: S. Smith Patrick
- Produced by: S. Smith Patrick
In Dheisheh refugee camp, a group of Palestinian adolescents participate a dance troupe, called ‘Ibdaa,’ which translates from Arabic as ‘to create something out of nothing.’ The sentiment captures the vibrancy and strength of the dance troupe as they use their performance to express the history, struggle, and aspirations of the Palestinian people—specifically the fight to return to their homeland. Through interviews and documentation of the dancers, CHILDREN OF IBDAA: To Create Something Out of Nothing offers insight into their families’ displacement from their villages in historical Palestine, the physically and emotionally stressful aspects of life in a refugee camp, and the unique experience of participating in a politically motivated dance troupe, all against the oppressive backdrop of the children’s origins.
SF International Film Festival Best Documentary Short - Winner