Author Archives: Sarah Ziyad

About Sarah Ziyad

Sarah Ziyad is a American-born Palestinian, university student, and free-lance writer and photographer with a focus on art, activism, and the Middle East.

Award-winning music video ‘Ibdis’ reflects Palestinian spirit that refuses to be destroyed

Dana Shihadah’s “Ibdis” was awarded Best Music Video by the Mosaic Student Film Festival. Filmed in Palestine, Israel, and Jordan, Shihadah writes in her intro, “the beautiful hearts of my Palestinian friends and family have inspired me to speak out…and to seek beauty even in hideous darkness.”

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Homecoming

Sarah Ziyad visits the land where her grandmother’s village stood before the Nakba.

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The journey to the border

We published the sequel to this journey before the journey itself. This is an amazing first journey of one young Palestinian woman to the home of her father, who was expelled in ’67. It’s important, it’s revealing and sometimes startling. … Continue reading

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Prayer

Shouts of “Come, let us go down! Let us go pray!” filled the air, as throngs of people attempted to enter the gates..It is impossible for a non-Muslim to understand the significance of attending Friday prayers in Al Aqsa in Ramadan

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