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Feb 28, 2017
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Palestinian Makeup Artist Paints Wounds on Actors in a Médecins du Monde Infomercial

#6085 | 01:47
Source: Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai/Saudi Arabia)

Palestinian makeup artist Maryam Sallah paints wounds on actors in an infomercial produced by the French Médecins du Monde association in Rafah, "transforming the reality she experiences in Gaza into human paintings," according to an item broadcast on Al-Arabiya TV on February 28.Sallah "transforms the reality she experienced in Gaza into human paintings," explains the reporter.

 

Male TV host: Maryam Sallah is a Palestinian makeup artist, who transforms the reality she witnesses in Gaza into human paintings. But how?

 

Female TV host: This Palestinian artist works in the field of cinematic special effects. She has managed to excel in her difficult line of work. Let's watch.

 

Voice of reporter: These are not true images. It is merely cinematic make-believe. Palestinian makeup artist Maryam Sallah has managed to transform the reality she experiences in Gaza into human paintings.

 

Maryam Sallah: This is a drill by the French Médecins du Monde association. They treat wounds, and we use cinematic makeup to imitate these wounds.

 

Voice of reporter: As part of a film being shot in Rafah, the Palestinian artist gives her artistic touch. Inspired by real events, she paints wounds on the bodies of actors, who play in a film by the Médecins du Monde association. The goal of the film is to raise awareness of the physical perils facing the people of Gaza.

 

Maryam Sallah: There is no cinema in Gaza.  This is the number one difficulty. There is very little to do in my line of work. It is very limited.

 

Voice of reporter: Palestine is in need of a cinema industry, or else Maryam's talent will go to waste.

 

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