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Jamila Jad - Beirut, Lebanon - Arabic (Global Lives Project, 2009) ~09:47:59 - 10:01:04

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We will have a performance next Friday. On the anniversary of Nakba. The Arab center. Us and the Summud center in Burj Brazil, the Arab center in Burj Brazil. Pay attention! Today, I want to see who, among the group of youngsters, can do more so I can merge them with you in the performance. Merge, do you know what merge means? If everyone is excellent, everyone will pass. The most important thing is... The most important thing is that everyone needs to demonstrate that they memorized the Shamaliya dance perfectly and acts as if the are in a performance. Are you listening? Line up next to each other. Next to each other, next to each other, next to each other. Line up along the wall Next to each other. As soon as we begin, you should all start at once. You have to move sideways, not forward to the center. Not to the center, to the side. That's one. Second... -Who's going to be the first to lead the line? -Me, me.. Sing in the same line. Now, back to our subject. This coming Friday, we have a show in the Arab Palestinian Center in Burj Brazil. You are very good, and I am talking about the group of youngsters. The older group will be present. I will integrate you to the group of Shammalin and make a merge. There is no problem if we have three girls and two boys or one boy and three girls. It's not a problem because there is no... No boy for each girl. Do you understand what I mean? I can put whatever number of girls and boys, even four boys and three girls. Are you listening? We start at this point. Askar. Let's go! Is the line ready? Let's start. One, two, we start Askar. Pay attention to this: One, two, we start Askar. I want smiley faces. I want you to smile a little.. Look at that grim face! Smile! Let's go. Hiyya! Let me sing, let me sing, Palestine is my homeland and my loving mother. Hiyya! Let me sing, let me sing, Palestine is my homeland and my loving mother. Hiyya! I don't want my mother, I don't want my fater. I want Palestine, my loving mother Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Let me sing, let me sing. Palestine is my homeland and my loving mother. Hiyya... Let me sing, let me sing. Palestine is my homeland and my loving mother. Hiyya! Hiyya! I don't want my mother, I don't want my father. I want Palestine, my loving mother. Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Hiyya... Listen to me. You need to come next Friday..I will tell you what time you need to show up. Stay here! Dina! Close the door. Mona and Zaynab! Stay next to the door. I am thirsty! Here, here. Come this way. -Teacher what time on Friday? -I will tell you later. Is Du'a here? Did Shaymaa show up? Who is...? Hey, my dear, stay focused with me... One more time. Sit here and stay focused. Who is new here? Did you memorize Dabka? What did you memorize? -You know the normal Dalouna? -Yes. -Ok. Not a problem. And you, what's your name? Du'a? Yes. Keep her with you. But you need practice. This is the last time any of you show up with jeans! And you, what's your name? Come this way! Come this way! Come on girls! This is the last time any of you show up in jeans.

Video Details

Duration: 13 minutes and 5 seconds
Country: Lebanon
Language: Arabic
Producer: GL Lebanon
Director: Irene Herrera/Ron Carr
Views: 134
Posted by: glplebanon on Jun 26, 2009

Jamila at the social care center in Shatila.

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