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Beyond the Wall – Climbing in the West Bank

A short film looking at the burgeoning climbing scene in Palestine's West Bank, and the challenges the locals face in a daily life of Occupation.

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In spring 2016 Palestine’s first climbing gym was opened as part of the Wadi Climbing project to help develop the Palestinian climbing community. Wadi Climbing¬† is based n the West Bank city of Ramallah, close to the Separation Wall.

Primarily through the eyes of the West Bank residents Anas Askar and his brother Urwah, this film takes a look at being a climber in Palestine and the problems that impromptu roadblocks and illegal Israeli settlements can mean, even in terms of just reaching the crag. The film seeks to show that the reasons why we climb, no matter where we live, are similar, but under some circumstances the act of going climbing serves an even greater importance.


Also read Miranda Oakley’s OP-ED:¬†

Ondra Visits Israel But Leaves Biggest Wall Unclimbed