Gaza cartoonist turns misfortunes into short films

STORY: This cartoonist shows the struggles of

Palestinians through stop motion films

Location: Gaza City, Gaza

(Ola Barakat, Cartoonist)

"I wanted to work closely on the issues related to children, especially since in the strip we live in fear and amid a blockade, in pain, children suffer from various problems and issues, so I wanted to tackle these issues by portraying them in scenarios and turn it into cartoon films that are relatable and that can send a message."

Barakat works with different local organizations

and hopes to raise awareness on the issues

people face in the Palestinian territories

She says her last film took

more than a month to finalize

due to challenges she faces living in Gaza

including lack of materials and regular power cuts