Editor's Picks 5 August 2013

Collection with 13 media items created by Transterra Editor

05 Aug 2013 08:00

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The Pilgrimage (23 of 29)
Lalibela, Ethiopia
By Leyland Cecco
30 Dec 2012

Clad in tattered robes and blankets, pilgrims follow a priest into a rock church in Lalibela's holy complex. The pilgrims descend from all parts of the country to take part in the prayers during Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas. Perched high in the mountains of Northern Ethiopia, Bet Giyorgis is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for one of the oldest Christian sects in the world, the Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. Lalibela, Ethiopia. December 2012.

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Raqqa, Syria (19 of 20)
Raqqa, Syria
By Alice Martins
24 Apr 2013

At a barber shop in Ar Raqqa, where some young men have chosen to change their beard style inspired by islamist rebel fighters. April 2013, Syria.

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Lambarene, Gabon
By serengeti1 serengeti1
10 May 2013

100 years ago te Albert Schweitzer Hospital was established on the banks of the Ogooue River, in Lambarene, Gabon. Today its Medical Research Unit leads the charge to discover an antidote against a scourge that kills hundreds of thousands of people - many of them children - in Africa each year. That scourge is called malaria, carried by Anopheles mosquitos.

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QUITO, Angola, Kosovo, The African bush
By serengeti1 serengeti1
05 May 2013

There is one landmine for every 17 children in the world, says UNICEF. This means one landmine for every 52 people in more than 70 countries. This is a link to a riveting story: it's about things that go boom! and children without legs.

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West Bank Barrier (1 of 11)
West Bank, Israel
By Osie Greenway
31 Aug 2012

The Israeli West Bank barrier is a security and separation barrier under construction by the State of Israel along and within the West Bank. Upon completion, the barrier’s total length will be approximately 700 kilometers. The barrier also known as "Davids Wall" is 20ft high and the walls have become a form of artistic expression and anti occupation murals made by artist from around the world.

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Young People in Jordan Talk about Pea...
Amman, Jordan
By Amy Hybels
21 Jul 2013

Initial meetings in Washington are set to get underway nine days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced in Amman that an agreement had been reached that establishes a basis for resuming direct final status negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Video Journalist Amy Hybels talked with young people living in Jordan, which has a large Palestinian population, following Kerry's initial announcement to find out how much hope they hold out for the resumption of peace talks.

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Real Democracy
West Bank, Palestine
By Andy Beale
26 Jan 2013

Real Democracy is a vote donation program, organized by Israeli and Palestinian activists, and enacted through Facebook. The campaign allowed disenfranchised Palestinians to vote in the most recent Israeli Knesset elections through Israeli citizens who donated their ballot. Interviews were conducted with activists on both sides who organized the project, as well as Israeli Citizens, East Jerusalem Residents, and West Bank Residents who had heard about the initiative. The campaign signals the development of a new strategy in anti-occupation organizing in the region.

0:00 – 0:09 – establishing
0:10 – 0:32 – PTC B-Roll Facebook group for donating votes
0:33 – 0:45 – Interview with Co-founder of Real Democracy, Mousa Abu Marya
0:46 – 1:07 - Interview with Co-founder of Real Democracy, Shimri Zameret with B-Roll
1:08 – 1:27 – B-Roll, PTC, Narration
1:28 – 1:50 – Interview West Bank Resident, Ameer Suleibi with B-Roll
1:51 – 2:00 – Sound bite from Co-founder of Real Democracy, Shimri Zameret with B-Roll
2:01 – 2:10 – PTC
2:11 – 2:25 - Interview with Co-founder of Real Democracy, Mousa Abu Marya with B-Roll
2:26 – 2:37 – PTC with B-Roll
2:38 – 2:49 – Interview with Student, Haytham Tofukji, Al Quds University, resident of Jerusalem but not permitted to vote.
2:50 – 3:05 - Interview with Co-founder of Real Democracy, Shimri Zameret with B-Roll
3:06 – 3:19 – PTC with B-Roll
3:20 – 3:30 - Interview with Student, Haytham Tofukji, Al Quds University
3:31 – 3:37 - Interview with Co-founder of Real Democracy, Mousa Abu Marya with B-Roll
3:38 – 3:50 – PTC
3:51 – 3:58 - Interview with Student, Haytham Tofukji, Al Quds University with B-Roll
3:59 – 4:10 – Interview with Student, Lamia Qaddoumi, Al Quds University boycotting election with B-Roll
4:11 – 4:20 – PTC
4:21 – 4:35 – Israeli Citizen, Eitan Bendor, against Palestinians voting
4:36 – 4:47 - Israeli Citizen, Mani Ben Yisrael, against Palestinians voting with B-Roll
4:48 – 5:00 – PTC
5:01 – 5:18 - Interview with Co-founder of Real Democracy, Shimri Zameret with B-Roll
5:19 – 5:34 - Interview with Co-founder of Real Democracy, Mousa Abu Marya with B-Roll
5:35 – 5:40 - PTC

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Protesters run to help man following ...
Tel Aviv, Israel
By Ms_R
14 Jul 2012

Protestors in Tel Aviv run to the aid of a man, later identified as Moshe Sliman, who set himself on fire in protest at the unaffordable cost of living and treatment by the Israeli state. The man left a note at the scene detailing how he was unable to pay his medical bills, rent and taxes, along with his Israeli ID number.

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Young Settler Children from Itimar wa...
Nablus, Israel
By laketrev
10 May 2012

Settlers of Itimar protest against Palestinian statehood

Background: On March 11th 2011 two young Palestinians snuck into the Israeli settlement of Itimar (in the West Bank) near Nablus and massacred a Jewish Israeli family as they slept; this atrocious act initiated a ripple of settler violence that rapidly spread across the West Bank. Now months later, and in light of Palestine’s UN statehood bid – which will take place later this week –, the settlers of Itimar have decided to make a statement of their own.

On September 20, 2011 the residents of Itimar gathered at the Fogel residence (family who was murdered) and after a speach by the mayor, began marching toward Nablus. The heavily armed group of settlers marched enthusiastically through the settlement, out of the iron security gate, and down the long monotonous road toward Nablus. IDF forces stopped the demonstrators before they were able to enter Nablus.

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Israel Builds Wall on Borders with Le...
Fatmah Gate, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
27 Nov 2013

Fatmah Gate, Lebanon Southern Borders with Israel | May 2, 2012

Israeli workers and bulldozers could be seen along the borders with Lebanon on Wednesday, May 2, as they continued the construction of a security wall between the two countries.

The wall is intended to protect the city of Metulla from any attacks or sniper fire coming from the Lebanese bordering town of Kfar Kila.

Israel began construction of the wall Monday and it will run several kilometers along its borders with Lebanon.

The wall’s construction is expected to continue for several weeks and it is being done in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the Lebanese army as well according to reports.

Although they are not fighting, Israel and Lebanon are considered in a state of war and military officers of both sides regularly meet under the auspices of the UNIFIL to coordinate security along their joint borders.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Fatmah Gate, Lebanon Southern Borders with Israel
Publishing Time: May 2, 2012
Length: 0:01:17
Video Size: 80.8 MB
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Camera: VCS


  1. Zoom out, the wall being established by the Israeli side on the borders with Lebanon
  2. Medium shot, two UN peacekeeping officers
  3. Various shots of Israeli workers and bulldozers working on building a security wall on borders along with Lebanon in the presences of UN peacekeepers
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Occupation Has No Future
By upheavalproductions
18 Jan 2011

This film covers the character of Israeli occupation of Palestine. Documenting opinions not usually revealed from both Israelis and Palestinians. A behind the scenes look into how militarism and occupation is implemented in the mindsets of Israeli citizens at a young age. Powerful interviews with Israelis who were once soldiers that are now anti occupation and Palestinians who give personal accounts of life inside the occupation.

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Tear gas disrupts Fayyad's visit to B...
Bil'in, West Bank, Israel
By Carlos van as
01 Mar 2013

Security forces were pelted with stones in Bilin, where protestors marked eight years of struggle against the separation fence crossing through the village. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad addressed the crowd and was later evacuated from the area by his security forces due to tear gas fired at the stone throwers several meters away.

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Mohammed Assaf visits Bethlehem (3 of...
Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine
By Elo B
04 Aug 2013

"Arab Idol" winner Mohammed Assaf visits the Nativity church with the FC Barcelona football team during their Peace Tour - Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine