Video Mappings: Aida, Palestine I (Aida Camp)


Director Till Roeskens
Photography Till Roeskens
Voices and drawings The inhabitants of the Aida Refugee Camp


The artist Till Roesken asked the inhabitants of the Aida camp in Bethlehem to draw maps of their surroundings. The drawings brought to life the inhabitants subjective geographies, which were simultaneously captured on film.

Through six chapters, which also act as individual episodes, the viewer discovers little by little the refugee camp and its environs. It follows the journey of men, women and children and their risky attempts to come to terms with the state of siege in which they live. It is a tribute to what Till Roesken calls 'bypass resistance' at a time when the very possibility of this resistance seems to have vanished.

We present three chapters from Video Mappings: Aida, Palestine for Drawn from Life.

Technical information

Shot in Palestine
Original version Arabic
Subtitles English
Full film 46'00''