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PAL IND ROM E S PALINDROMES  SEMORDNILAP
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PALINDROMES  Stories from the Middle East
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As the Middle East has undergone unparalleled change over the years, and national and personal identities have been disman...
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PALINDROMES Stories from the Middle East  Dana Alami   s project Palindromes gives a voice to five young women from the Mi...
Palindromes explores how these representations and perceptions construct cultural identities, questioning their authentici...
These women not only should be seen, but also heard.
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   The Orient is not an inert fact of nature. It is not merely there, just as the occident itself is not just there either...
Huda Libyan political activist, and social blogger  12
Anna Exiled Iranian political activist  14
Dana Palestinian living under Israeli occupation  16
Sara Qatari student living in London  18
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The strong voices of the women in the project narrate stories of a complex balance of privacy, disclosure, artifice, truth...
   Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.    -Huda  22
Anna    Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.     24
Sara    The things we fear the most have already happened to us.     26
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OBJECTS OBJECTIFY OBJECTION OBJECTIVE
Observe and preserve  30
Ratify and objectify  32
Severe and persevere  34
Serve and conserve  36
Resist and persist  38
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   How does one represent other cultures  What is another culture  Is the notion of a distinct culture  or race, or religi...
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Everything changes yet we fell just the same  50
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S E MOR DNI LAP Dana Alami is a multicultural New Documentary photographer, interested in addressing social and political ...