All invalids (invalidu rozn´) are not equal… At the head of the line stand the all-important invalids of the Second World War. Behind them we find the invalids of military conflict who have similar entitlements, starting with the participants in squelching anti-communist protests…
01/08/14 and the days to follow In one day, the first of August 2014, IDF, Israeli Defence Forces killed more than 130, men, women and children, mostly civilians on the streets of Rafah, Gaza. Seven o’clock that morning the sky turned quiet when a 72-hours truce started. The ce…
From the book *Killing Time* "But what we can expect here is an understanding of the way that the colonial occupation of Palestine works (and let us remember that the siege and bombardment are both parts of this occupation) is through the sudden, unexpected destruction of daily …
Civilians may not come under attack in war, it is written in the first lines of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Yet on the 27th of December 2008 Israel attacked Gaza by air and with troops as a military response to rockets fired at Israel from the area. In this conflict, 13 Israeli…
”And isn't the truth that the great dramas are played quietly, that people try to cover their feelings and avoid showing on their faces the storms that are really raging within themselves” Carl Th Dreyer People who are not aquainted with the homeless people often perceive them …
Beginning in 1994 and for the next five years I visited hospitals and orphanages in Romania. This was the aftermath of the brutal regime of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu causing the worst AIDS epidemic among children in the world, still one of the poorest and most fractured societie…
When I arrived in Mexico City 1986 there were no were no social workers trying to help the people living on the streets. They were neglected by society only seen and helped by padre Chinchacoma a Spanish monk how had been living together with them and afterwards started homes whe…
I met Beth in 1983. Years of sex work and drug addiction would follow, then decades of ardous struggle to recover, to find inner balance. When The Book of Beth was published she stopped being a sex worker. Equipped with a set of slides she gave talks about her life in the educati…
27/4-54 *Nurse`s Statements* Re-admission to Refsnæs. Alert, lively and daring – quick on the draw with words. A bundle of energy, tricks and ideas. Aggressive and dominating towards the other children. All over the place, especially where…
Part of the project Killing Time
The title Killing Time refers to the act of waiting – a common state for people in occupied areas or surrounded by blockades. It also points to the imminent death of the individuals portrayed in the mobile phone images and videos, which were taken by people living in Gaza and given to Kent Klich by surviving family members. One of them was the lawyer Gareeb Abed, who filmed himself with his mobile phone, waiting. He was killed while working at police headquarters in Rafah on 27 December 2008, the first day of the Israeli offensive Operation Cast Lead.
Killing Time. Video, 12 mins. In collaboration with Anders Refn.
Part of the project Picture Imperfect
Beth's Diary, 2006, made in cooperation with Beth, excerpt from the film, originally 30 minutes. The film is included in the book Picture imperfect 2007, one out of three books about the life of Beth. The other books in the trilogy are The Book of Beth, 1988, and Where I am now, 2012.
Interview at the Royal Danish Library
Artist Talk in "Dronningesalen" in the Royal Danish Library between Kent Klich and journalist and author Göran Rosenberg.
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