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A group of Palestinian women, deprived of the blessing of hearing, use animation to make short films that focus on the conditions in which they live. Women try to deliver messages, and provide information to children about this disability.

The eight Palestinian women say that their options are limited, job opportunities are scarce, and they hope that animation will become a source of income and an asset for the future.

They have already made two short films, one about sign language, and the other about their right to work in the Gaza Strip, which has a unemployment rate of 49%. And they say that the goal of these stories is to become a source of inspiration for the hearing impaired, so that they strive hard, and try to turn dreams into reality, despite the difficulties, and making and processing animation is a simple process.

Women create character designs, draw pictures on paper, and film movies with cell phone cameras using a motion blocking app, while non-disabled female colleagues add sounds.

Heba Abu Jazar, 27, a sign language speaker, who enjoys cartoon movies from an early age, said that inside her is the flame of enthusiasm for making her own films and teaching others this skill, and she hopes that this skill will help her find work.

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The group’s coach, Hanin Karaz, said that the project gives women a weapon to defend their cause and strive to achieve their ambitions through art and creativity. “The idea of ​​films was to enable girls to emulate their issues, aspirations and messages in creative artistic ways,” Karaz added.

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