Published on Jun 28, 2012
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NossBalad.com is the first Palestinian web-series ever produced in Jerusalem.
What does it mean to be a Jerusalemite? Challenges and problems, love and joy. What if we go beyond all the cultural and political stereotypes and we focus on human beings? What would we see? Daily life, relationships, unexpected...humanity. We are presenting a new point of view on the everyday life of the people in Jerusalem. This city is a place that over history has always been hosting different cultures, religions, languages. The goal of our storytelling is presenting it turning its complexity and contradictions into humour. Representing the absurdity of daily life in Jerusalem using humour makes people smile, but at the same time it delivers a picture of the reality in a new, effective, and interesting way.
We decide to produce a series for the web because, as youth, internet is an integral part of our daily life. It offers a great chance of expressing ourselves using a tool we know, enlarging the reachable audience, going beyond walls and overcoming the cultural, political and economical difficulties we are facing in our daily work.
Some of the ideas for the screenplay were inspired by Suad Amiry's books, we all want to thank her for the precious collaboration. Once, during one of our meetings, she told us: "if you want to tell an interesting story you have to aim at the common condition of human beings. Search for it and tell those stories because they represent truly what we all have in common and they are strong because they are universal".
Who are we?
We are a team of young video-makers and actors living and working in Jerusalem. Our team is composed by Palestinian and Italian professionals working together since 2 years, trying to produce culture in a non conventional way and in a non conventional place.
We started to work at Nossbalad.com in 2011. We successfully produced Episode #1, presenting it in Jerusalem with great success. We are now developing the following episodes having sessions of scriptwriting every week since 2 months. We want to reach 10 episodes to complete the first series. We are working in partnership with Al Ma'mal LAB, a creative co-working space for young artists in the Old City of Jerusalem and INTEATRO an Italian NGO which is providing us some technical assistance.
How you can help?
Following the great success of Episode #1, we want to go ahead and we need your help!
You can support us with a contribution through Indiegogo Campaign. Visiting our page on www.indiegogo.com and making a donation you will help us in covering the costs of producing next episodes. Contributing to our campaign you will be among the producers of NossBalad.com!
You can help us by sharing the link of the campaign with all your friends and colleagues, making people all around the world aware of our work and share with them our adventure!
نص بلد.كوم هو اول مسلسل فلسطيني احترافي على شبكة الانترنت يتم انتاجه في مدينة القدس
ما الذي يعنيه ان تكون مقدسيا؟ تحديات، صعوبات ومشاكل، محبة واستمتاع وغيرها. ولكن ماذا سيحصل اذا حلقنا بكم بعيدا عن كل ما هو مألوف، نمطي ومكرر من الناحية الثقافية والسياسية عن القدس وركزنا فقط على الانسان. ماذا سوف نرى؟
الحياة اليومية، العلاقات المختلفة بين الناس، الغير متوقع.. الانسانية
سنعمل على نقل صورة الحياة اليومية الغير متوقعة للمقدسيين من خلال الفكاهة التي تجعلنا نبتسم ونضحك، ولكن في الوقت نفسه ننقل صورة الواقع بطريقة جديدة، فعالة، مثيرة للاهتمام ومليئة بالتشويق