Al-Bustan’s (DIS)PLACED project is navigating a crucial moment in history
Generocity writes on (DIS)PLACED and how Al-Bustan is overcoming challenges to bring visiting artists to Philadelphia.
February 10, 2017 | Generocity | Tony Abraham
The project, called (Dis)Placed, got its start this past summer with funding from Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and has two parts. For the first part, two documentarians are capturing the stories of 12 displaced refugees as well as African American families in Philadelphia displaced by gentrification through videos, photos and essays.
Sayed said the stories will focus on what displacement means for people here, both those who were born and raised in Philadelphia and those who emigrated here from the Middle East. Those stories will be compiled on the project’s website by the end of February.
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