Rawan Abu Assad is the youngest documentary filmmaker in the Gaza Strip. The 23-year-old woman discusses her dreams, her work and what the occupation is to her, as well as how it has impacted her life.
According to the PNN, Rawan says that the occupation has stolen her rights and turned them into dreams. But, she is certain that the occupation cannot defeat her because she does not give up.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.