UNRWA archive exhibition shows audiovisual history of the Palestine refugees

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Image of Palestine refugee children from UNRWA’s newly digitized film and photo archive.

The audiovisual history of the Palestine refugees has now been made available in the modern media era through the digitization of the United Nations relief and works agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) film and photo archive.

UNRWA photographers and filmmakers are the main contributors to this collection, spanning from the aftermath of the 1948 mass displacement or Nakba until the present day.

An exhibition, entitled the Long Journey, has opened on Thursday, in the Old City of Jerusalem to unveil the newly digitized film and photo archive.

George Nehmeh, born in Beirut, is one of UNRWA’s photographers and filmmakers. He captured the dramatic stages in the history of the Palestine refugees in films and photographs from 1960 to 1996.

Nehmeh has been instrumental in the creation of the inventories of the films and photographs that form the audiovisual memory of the Palestine refugees.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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