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Just under 3000 runners from 41 countries took part in 'Right to movement' marathon in Bethlehem, Palestine, in April this year, making a strong statement for the right to movement. But what does it mean the right to movement and how does it affect your life if you are denied that right?
In 'Running in circles' George Zeidan (runner and co-organiser of the marthon) and Baha Hilo (guide and activist) show us how it is to live in the West Bank under Israeli occupation. They tell about how different restrictions such as the wall, bypass roads and checkpoints affect almost every aspect of their life - where they can go, who they can visit, the job they do, how they get to school and ... the organisation of a marathon - even inside the borders or their own country and in times of 'peace'.
Finding a continuous track of 42 km proved impossible. No other option but to run in circles.
For more information about the Palestine marathon check http://palestinemarathon.com
For more information about our other projects check http://globalmotion.eu
In Beyond the wall we follow two young Palestinians who are facing the many restrictions in Palestine on a daily basis but despite everything have decided to chase their dream. Marcel is a young Palestinian runner who lives in the Gaza strip. His dream is to run the Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem in the West-Bank. He has been refused participate to travel to the marathon for the last two editions but he still has hope he will get permission to leave Gaza this time.
The 'Right to movement' marathon in Bethlehem, is a way for the organisers to claim their rights and to get their message across to people all over the world. Rawan Bannoura a young Palestinian woman participates for the third time and helps with organising the marathon. She loves running and she wants to get her message across. From sports to politics, it's only a small step in Palestine.
We run alongside the wall and look back on last summer's war from which Gaza hasn't recovered yet.