Saturday in Jenin - A short-film by Anat Even - Israel, 2002, 3'
I went to film the ruins of the Jenin Refugee Camp right after the battles of operation “Defensive Shield” ended. “We made them a football field” said a reserve soldier, one of the operators of the D9's who destroyed the camp. This is the destruction of their 'third house'. The first one took place during the “Independence” War in the spring of 1948, the second during the “Six Days” War in the summer of 1967 and the third during operation “Defensive Shield” in the spring of 2002.
My camera focuses on the ruins of the camp, the people and the houses. My gaze is turned inwards, toward me, toward us, toward the darkness.
Photographed & directed: Anat Even
Edited: Oron Adar
Produced by Matar plus, part of the series "Gazes"