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Stripping Gaza. Documenting Palestine under occupation

With Avi Mograbi, Mona Shtaya, Margherita Pescetti, Maria Chiara Rioli

24 September 2022    16:00 - 17:30

Fondazione Collegio San Carlo – Teatro

Via San Carlo 5
Modena, 41121 Italia


How does the military occupation of the Palestinian territories work? What means do activists and journalists have at their disposal to document the colonialist forces’ violation of human rights? In this meeting we will try to draw an authentic portrait of the daily difficulties of those living in the occupied territories in Gaza and in the West Bank, analyzing the field work of reporters and NGOs trying to report on the conflict on a day-to-day basis, with a focus on digital techniques of investigation and the use of media as a political tool. Renowned Israeli filmmaker Avi Mograbi, Palestinian digital rights activist Mona Shtaya and researcher Maria Chiara Rioli (Unimore) discuss this with Margherita Pescetti, documentary filmmaker.

This event stems from a collaboration between DIG and DHIALOGUE, a project on Digital Humanities organized by Unimore – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. The event is part of the schedule of the first edition of SUMMER DHIALOGUES, many appointments with personalities from the world of culture, art, research and journalism. For more information go to dhialogue.it.

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Avi Mograbi


Israeli filmmaker and video artist Avi Mograbi was born in 1956 in Tel Aviv, where he lives and works to this day. Having studied art and philosophy, he gained his first production experiences working as an assistant director on commercials…

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Margherita Pescetti


Margherita Pescetti (Milan, 1981) is an Italian documentary director and videomaker. After graduating in Social Anthropology, she turned her attention to the language of the Documentary Film and she continued her studies with a master’s degree in screenwriting and a…

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Maria Chiara Rioli


Maria Chiara Rioli (1984) is a researcher in contemporary history at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. After working in Palestine/Israel and France, she was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and Fordhama New…

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Mona Shtaya

Activist and Researcher

Mona Shtaya is a Palestinian digital rights defender working in the MENA region. She works as an advocacy advisor at 7amleh (The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media), and is currently an MA candidate in Social Media and…

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