Video: Drawn from the Fire, Children of the Intifada
A 50 minute exhibition and slides presentation,
now available as a video.
Heather Spears toured for nine months, showing the drawings
(as slides) 190 times throughout the USA and Canada.
Spears sat beside the hospitalized injured and maimed Palestinian children
and drew them, hour by hour, with an urgent attentiveness. Her unembellished
narration in a conversational voice pairs the pencil and chalk sketches
with an account of how each child came to its suffering... a dedication
to the accurate (and) rejection of the maudlin, that may invoke in you,
as it did in me, tears." Mordecai Briemberg
"My cousin and I were
with the sheep in the mountains when a jeep passed close to us, and they
threw a bomb towards us, and it exploded near us, and I was injured in both
legs, the bones were broken, and the muscles in my right leg, and there
are some shards in my eye, and my right testicle was removed." – written
on drawing 33: Anwar became blind; his cousin subsequently died. Source:
B'Tselem, Israeli Information Center for Human Rights.
More pictures from catalogue may
by viewed here.
Catalogue may be ordered for $10 plus postage; Video for $60. Contact
Heather Spears to order.