Halimeh, a deaf Musician without Borders from Palestine| 6mins
Director: Tamara Abu Laban | Producer: Tamara Abu Laban
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: Netherlands
Musicians without Borders (MwB), established in 1999, is a global network organization using the power of music for healing and reconciliation in areas torn by war and conflict. Musicians without Borders uses music to empower deaf people and build solidarity between the hearing and deaf communities of the West Bank, where around 5% of the population is deaf or hard of hearing. We are working with families who are already suffering from long-standing discrimination and abuse. We are bringing youth together and providing space for shared experiences and promoting a better understanding of each other. The result of our work is more than raising awareness about the challenges faced by deaf people within their communities. Most importantly, the bonds among people coming together to make music become systems of support for Palestine's most vulnerable people. Halimeh Sarabtah is deaf, but that didn't stop her from realizing her dream and studying special education, so she can help children with special needs, blind and deaf. And now, also with music.
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