Divago Festival Public Art Festival + Workshop Genova, Italy

Asma Bint Shibab, Banadoura


In the Lebanese Civil War of 1975, Christian Lebanese soldiers targeted Palestinians at checkpoints by asking how they pronounced the Arabic for tomato, banadoura in Lebanese Arabic and bandoura in Palestinian Arabic. If they said the former, they were let through. If they said the latter, they were shot on the spot.


Asma Bint Shibab is a researcher and photographer from Lebanon, working on a long-term project on tomato culture near Tel Aviv.

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