After a one-day film/media workshop, the children – on their own initiative – produced this video, recounting their Sebastiya trip:
On Sunday 18th January 2015 children of Asira went on a field-trip to Sebastiya, a village with a huge Roman heritage, just north of Nablus city. None of them had been there before, and thus learning of their heritage as the people of Palestine was very exciting.
At 8 am that sunny Sunday morning 18 children gathered at Retaj, waiting for the bus to take them on a field trip to Sebastiya, a Roman village north of Nablus. A half-hour away from their native Asira, none of the children had been to Sebastiya before.
In high spirits and with backpacks full of home-made sandwiches, the children were waiting impatiently for the day to start, a day that would take them to Sebastiya, a soap factory in Nablus, and an urban park filled with swings and sunshine. Continue reading