Six Voices - Sara Benninga, 2010

September 2010

In this innovative project, B’Tselem and the Guardian gave six Palestinians and Israelis cameras to create video diaries of their lives in occupied East Jerusalem, under the shadow of the settlement enterprise. The diaries offer a glimpse into the impact of the volatile reality on their lives. This is one aspect of B’Tselem’s video project, in which the organization has given some 200 Palestinian families cameras to document violations of their rights.

Sara is one of the leaders of the joint nonviolent movement of Israelis, Palestinians, and international activists protesting the settlement enterprise in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Raised in a traditional family living in West Jerusalem, Sara attended a religious primary school. She now studies and teaches fine arts, and is writing a Ph.D on the subject.