WHEN I RETURN–A collective celebration of hope and promise
When I Return intends to unleash the Nakba’s daily resonance, as not only a vanishing point in a past to be commemorated, but a persistent moment binding us to our past, our present and to each other. In this project, we hope to take part in reviving the celebratory revolutionary spirit that has always been a part of the Palestinian national struggle, working against all odds, bolstered by our collective will to always resist, always dream. In this year of revolutionary hope and change, now more than ever, we know, as we have always known, Palestine will be free.
This project asks you, for just a moment, to take liberation for granted, and to think of your first day after liberation. What will you do? Where will you go? What will you be dreaming of next?
In order to contribute to this project, please send us a statement in whatever medium you choose, video, audio, text, musical piece or artwork, in Arabic, English or Spanish, that completes or addresses either of two statements:
“When I return to Palestine, I will…”
“When Palestine is liberated, I will…”
It can, but need not be, somber; the joys of liberty and freedom can be as mundane, funny or as profound as you wish.
Please submit to: email@example.com or #whenireturn
2) Your current location
3) If you are Palestinian, your town/village of origin.