Rahil

 

Rahil takes place on the streets of Gaza. A young Palestinian woman confronts the realities of living in a war zone, reflecting on memories of the past, imagining conversations with her ancestors, and working through the fear and exhaustion in her present moment to continue dreaming of a future Palestine. Ultimately the demand is to not forget Gaza, the Palestinian people.

Rahil translates in Arabic to departure and in pre-Islamic poetry was used to describe the time before a long difficult journey. At the same time this journey is translated and told through the art form of dance, giving the story a sense of poetry through the physicality of movement.