by May ODEH
53 minutes, 2010
Production : Lillehammer University College / NORVEGE
“Diaries” is about three women in Gaza confronted with two forms of restrictive control: the Israeli occupation and the religious authority which has the wrecked town almost totally within its grip. The three young women share their fears, their memories, their thoughts and their hopes for a better life.
May ODEH was born in Birzeit, Palestine, in 1981. She studied radio and television in Palestine before working for several Arab television channels, including Al Jazeera’s Children’s Channel. She made two short films during her studies, followed by her first full-length documentary “Diaries”. She has also worked on the production of several films, particularly “Laila’s Birthday”, “Salt of this Sea” and “Rico in the Night”. She is currently doing a Masters in film directing in Norway.