AUTHOR: Amer Shomali, 13 November, 2006
Translated by Presented by Fausto Giudice, translated by Manuel Talens and revised by Nancy Almendras
In the southern part of the planet, from Mogadishu in Somalia to Aceh in Indonesia, from Timbuktu in Mali to Mossul in Iraq, everybody knows these sacks of thick paper containing either flour or genetically modified grains of soya. During my Tunisian childhood the baker of my neighborhood used to show me with aversion the rotten flour, of a beautiful green colour, spilling from sacks printed with the Stars and Stripes, while he commented disillusionedly: "Look at what the Americans send us." At that time the sacks carried also an inscription: "Graciously Donated by the People of the United States of America." Today, the sacks of poisoned Usamerican "humanitarian" aid carry a simple mention: "From the American People" (in Arabic, "Min Achchaab Al Amriki"). We present here Palestinian artist Amer Shomali's vision of such an aid.
Amer Shomali, 25, is a Palestinian Artist, working as multimedia designer at Birzeit University and ZAN Studio, Ramallah, Palestine. He defines himself as a solidarity activist using Art and Technology in community and political campaigning locally and internationally. He prduce political cartoons, short animation clips, and sarcastic articles mostly censored and published through Internet..
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