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“The people I photograph, who come from the periphery of Israel without any prior experience in front of a camera, undergo an experience with me and earn money and I, as an artist, learn something new from them with each film I create.”
Raida Adon an Israeli-Arab artist and actress. She most recently presented a solo show titled “Me and My Soul” at the Israel Museum, incorporating evocative video art. She has acted in a variety of Israeli television series including in “Fauda,” “Tironut,” and “Timrot Ashan,” as well as in a long list of films. She is also a theater actress, and importantly portrayed a Palestinian refugee in “Golden Time,” a play based on the eponymous story by David Grossman. When her work was exhibited at the Banksy Gallery in Bethlehem, she rented a bus and arranged permits for a group of curators, allowing them to attend the opening of the exhibition with her. Raida Adon works out of a deeply-held belief that the arts are a bridge.
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