Losing a child, a husband, a brother, a daughter, a sister or simply a loved one is always painful. But when it happens before their time, because of hate, human belligerence and fear of the other – it is intolerable. Almost unbearable and extremely hard to carry.
So naturally, people tell you to be strong. But who wants to be strong when it is a loss you are reminded of every day. In the smiles of others but also in the void that is left behind. A void and emptiness it takes superhuman strength to deal with – not to overcome because you don’t overcome this kind of loss.
So the little energy you have left, you dedicate to making sure this doesn’t happen again.
To someone else. To another mother, sister, wife or daughter.
For International Women’s Day, the women of the “Palestinian Israeli Bereaved Families for Peace” are reaching out with a message of empowerment to women everywhere and a prayer:
To all you women out there, we wish you to be strong.
Strong enough to protect your loved ones.
Strong enough to teach them to resolve conflict through dialogue.
Strong enough to prevent the next loss.
Not strong enough to mourn it.
Agency Credits: BBR Saatchi & Saatchi
Client: Palestinian Israeli Bereaved Families for Peace
CEO: Yossi Lubaton
CCO: Idan Regev
Creative Director: Yaron Perel
Art Director: Noa Navot
Copywriter: Kobi Lavi
Creative Coordinator: Eva Hasson
VP Client Services: Ben Muskal
Account Executive: Shirley Konka
VP Content & Production: Dorit Gvili
Producer: Alon Shmoelof
Strategic Planner: Moran Nurok
Traffic Director: Ronit Doanis
Studio Director: Yaron Keinan
Production company: Og
Lead Producer: Gilad Shneider
Executive producer: Oriet Ela Levy
Director: Zohar Elpanet
Photographer: Ofer Dori
Lighting: Itzik Bracha
Recording: Meir Elfassi and Michael Roitig
Assistant photographer: Matan Ben Barak
Makeup Artist: Alex Sivkov
Assistant of Production: Motti Serman and Tzvika Yona
Post production: Dana Mor and Aviv Ram
Editing: Shai Davidi and Gosha Damin
Post: Adam Kramer