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Mobile Circus in Gaza

With the Mobile Circus minibus, Stars of Gaza school and Pallasos en Rebeldía will bring circus and joy to the children of Gaza.

Pallasos en Rebeldía

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The Mobile Circus project wants to reach the most devastated areas of Gaza and provide, through the circus, a part of the psychological and psychosocial support that children and their families need.

Gaza: a hell for children

"If there is a hell on earth, it is in the lives of children in Gaza" said the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, on 20th may.

The Gaza Strip is the world's largest prison on a small piece of land that is home fore more than two million people living under Israeli occupation, cut off from the outside world by an illegal air, sea and land blockade. Half of the nearly two million Palestinians living in Gaza are under the age of 18

Being a minor in the Gaza Strip has always been extremely difficult, even before the latest escalation of violence. Nowhere in Gaza is safe for them. For some children, this is the fourth conflict they have lived through. In less than 13 years, four conflicts have devastated the Strip, a territory under Israeli subjugation: in 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2021.

The violent escalation of the conflict in May 2021 has taken many lives and destroyed families, leaving the children of Gaza in shock. A devastating effect in a place where the living conditions of the population were already very precarious due to the Israeli blockade.

According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), during 11 days of conflict, at least 260 Palestinians, including 66 children, were killed as a result of shelling, rocket fire and shootings from the Israeli army, and more than 600 minors were injured, some of whom may suffer a long-term disability and need rehabilitation.

Israeli planes and bombs stopped and the Gaza Strip went quiet, but the 11 days of conflict in May have left children in the enclave traumatized, exposed once again to destruction and fear of dying. Children take the hardest blows from the violence in Gaza.

How can the Mobile Circus help?

Even before the escalation of violence, one in three children in Gaza required assistance for conflict-related trauma. The need for psychological and psychosocial support has increased.

Stars of Gaza Circus School has decided to contribute to alleviating their suffering by going where they are: in their schools, their homes, in refugee and displaced camps ... Mobile Circus will go where others do not reach, to support them psychologically and psychosocially through the circus.

We believe that the circus and laughter are transformative, revolutionary and necessary for all children. That is why we want to take them to all corners of Gaza.

Pallasos en Rebeldía in Palestine
Pallasos en Rebeldía in Palestine

And for that, we need a minibus!

With the Mobile Circus minibus we will be able to take the shows throughout the Gaza Strip, especially in the marginalized and destroyed border areas, to reach the children who suffer serious psychological damage from the recent armed conflict.

The Mobile Circus team will be made up of 15 Palestinian artists, and artists from other countries, from the Gaza Stars School and Pallasos en Rebeldia.

Artist from Pallasos en Rebeldía
Artist from Pallasos en Rebeldía

About the rewards

10 € → Photo-circus: Pack of quality digital images of our circus projects in Palestine.

15 € → Appears in the credits of the documentary Pack of quality digital images of our circus projects in Palestine
+ Appearance of your name in the thanks credits in the documentary about Mobile Circus in Gaza.

20 € → Project videos: Pack of quality digital images of our circus projects in Palestine
+ Appearance of your name in the thanks credits in the documentary about Mobile Circus in Gaza + Access to exclusive videos of the project.

30 € → Performances by Streaming: Pack of quality digital images of our circus projects in Palestine
+ Appearance of your name in the thanks credits in the documentary about Mobile Circus in Gaza
+ Access to exclusive videos of the project
+ Access to performances by streaming
+ Advance viewing of the documentary via online.

40 € → Pack of quality digital images of our circus projects in Palestine
+ Appearance of your name in the thank you credits in the documentary about Mobile Circus in Gaza
+ Access to exclusive videos of the project
+ Access to streaming performances
+ Personalized video of appreciation
+ Advance viewing of the documentary via online.

50 € → Name on our banner: Pack of quality digital images of our circus projects in Palestine
+ Appearance of your name in the thank you credits in the documentary about Mobile Circus in Gaza
+ Access to exclusive videos of the project
+ Access to streaming performances
+ Personalized video of appreciation
+ Your name on the banner that we will carry on the Mobile Circus route
+ Advance viewing of the documentary via online.

60 € → Special associations / organizations first modality: Appearance of your organization's logo in the credits of the documentary about Mobile Circus in Gaza
+ Name on the banner that we will carry on the Mobile Circus route
+ Advance viewing of the documentary via online.

100 € → Special associations / organizations second modality: Name and logo of your organization in the credits of the documentary about Circo Móvil in Gaza
+ Name and logo on the banner that we will carry on the route of the Circo Móvil
+ Name and logo on the Mobile Circus minibus
+ Advance viewing of the documentary via online.

200 € → Invitation for the premiere of the documentary: Your name on the minibus, the banner and in the acknowledgments of the documentary
+ Pack of quality digital images of our circus projects in Palestine
+ Appearance of your name in the thanks credits in the documentary about Mobile Circus in Gaza
+ Access to videos project exclusives
+ Access to streaming performances
+ Personalized video of appreciation with project artists
+ Advance viewing of the documentary via online
+ Invitation to attend the premiere of the documentary.

500 € → Private performance by Pallasos in Rebeldia: Your name on the minibus, the banner and in the acknowledgments of the documentary
+ Pack of quality digital images of our circus projects in Palestine
+ Appearance of your name in the thanks credits in the documentary about Mobile Circus in Gaza
+ Access to videos Project exclusives
+ Access to streaming performances
+ Personalized video of appreciation with project artists Advance viewing of the documentary via online
+ Invitation to attend the premiere of the documentary
+ Private performance of Pallasos in Rebeldia.

About us

Pallasos en Rebeldía

Joy and laughter can be transformative. The Pallasos en Rebeldia International Cooperation and Cultural Association was born based on that idea. It is an artistic space of international solidarity, political transformation and fraternity among peoples that expresses itself through clown and circus arts.

A network of artistic groups from different countries that supports the struggle of indigenous peoples in this globalized world, defending the end of the Zionist occupation and terror in Palestine, accompanying the Saharawi people in their return to the free Sahara and being part of the movement of solidarity with the Zapatista revolution in Mexico.

www.pallasosenrebeldia.org

Gaza Stars Circus School

The Gaza Stars circus school was born after the brutal 2014 war in the Gaza Strip. It was created from the siege and destruction, from the heart but also from the suffering of the children of Gaza, to those who wanted to provide psychological, social and sports support.

The tragic scenes lived were transformed into motivation to help through the circus. From there, the Gaza Stars team began operating in marginalized and destroyed areas. After the success of these first steps, a school was created. Now, 30 boys and girls learn the various arts of the circus in this school: Clown, Gymnastics, Magic Games, Aerobic Acrobatics and Jongler. "The school team works to cultivate their smile and train them in different circus skills."

Facebook Escuela Gaza Stars

What will we use your contributions for?

1. First stop: minibus.

20.000 EUROS

In order to implement the Mobile Circus project, we will need 20,000 euros, which will allow us to get a minibus to move around the Gaza Strip and reach the most affected places.

2. Second stop: Prepare everything for the route

10.000 EUROS

Once this first objective is achieved, we will start decorating the Mobile Circus and buy all the necessary materials to be able to undertake the route.

3. Third stop: Pay the artists

10.000 EUROS

With everything ready to go, we will only need to get the money to pay the 15 circus artists who will carry out the shows.

4. End of Destination: Let's start! (And let's record it!)

5.000 EUROS

The Mobile Circus tour of Gaza will begin from November. During the project, which will last 6 months, we will make a documentary about the Mobile Circus, about the work of Gaza Stars and Pallasos in Rebeldia and about the harsh reality of what it is to be a child in Gaza currently constantly exposed to violence. Our ultimate goal will be to finance this audiovisual piece.

Calendar

  • September and October → funding campaign in Verkami

  • October → acquisition of the minibus and preparation of the route. Minibus decoration. Here we will make sure that the Mobile Circus carries the names of the people and organizations that support us.

  • November → start of the route through Gaza (which will last until March)

  • From November to March → Continue the route, and during that time we will make the documentary. You will all appear in the acknowledgments of the piece.

  • March → publication of the documentary.

+ Information

Instagram: @pallasosenrebeldia

Facebook: Pallasos en Rebeldía and @Gaza Stars Circus School

Twitter: @en_rebeldia

Web: www.pallasosenrebeldia.org

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  • Caracoles

    Caracoles

    17 hours

    ¡Mucha suerte de todo el equipo de Caracoles!

  • Pilar Menendez Cimavilla

    Pilar Menendez Cimavilla

    5 days

    Gracias por vuestro trabajo ...no hay nada como la sonrisa de un niño

  • david.ordoperez

    david.ordoperez

    7 days

    Gracias por llevar la sonrisa a lugares donde se necesita. La alegría como motor de cambio.

  • Mentxu

    Mentxu

    8 days

    Ojalá que podáis cumplir con vuestro objetivo para poder llevar un poco de alegría y distracción a aquellos lugares donde tanto se necesita.

  • Anne

    Anne

    9 days

    Mucho éxito

  • guanaminossf@gmail.com

    guanaminossf@gmail.com

    9 days

    Abrazos y Mucha fuerza

  • monica

    monica

    9 days

    El COLECTIVO que realizamos esta aportación es TRIBU VERDE

  • CHRIS + XURXO

    CHRIS + XURXO

    10 days

    CIRCO PARA TOD@S !!!

  • Ramón Coira Luaces

    Ramón Coira Luaces

    10 days

    Moito ánimo e moita sorte

  • montse

    montse

    10 days

    Gràcies a vosaltres per tenir el temps, la il·lusió i les ganes de fer-ho! Em fa especialment il.lusió poder col.laborar en aquest recolzament emocional que necessitan els infants arreu del món, i més en zones de conflicte.

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