The Passport

The meticulous memories told by the groups of exiled Palestinian have made me interested in the individual narrative, and how they position themselves within a larger social context. This is seen in the video work I did in 2007, The Passport. The 6.35-minute-long film was a portrait of sort of an exiled Palestinian, who has a regret he cannot rid himself of: leaving Palestine. He sits in his room in Oslo, not fully accepting where he is, what his occupation is, and neither are his future plans clear and says, ‘it was not worth leaving Palestine’. His only clear goal in the current state, is to wait, until he receives the Norwegian passport, in order to be able to return to his homeland, with a newly acquired pass of freedom.