I met Beth in 1983. She had a dream of telling her story about her life. We became friends and decided to work on this together. Years of sex work and drug addiction would follow, then decades of ardous struggle to recover, to find inner balance. Now almost 40 years later we have…
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…
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…
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…
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 …
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. She had a dream of telling her story about her life. We became friends and decided to work on this together. Years of sex work and drug addiction would follow, then decades of arduous struggle to recover, to find inner balance. Now almost 40 years later we hav…
”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 …
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.
Part of the project Killing Time
Killing Time, 2011, life in Gaza before and during the first days of Operation Cast Lead 2008-9, filmed with cell phones. All the main characters died. The film is part of a more than a decade long project about the Israeli - Palestinian conflict focusing on Gaza and is included in the book with the same name published by Journal 2013. Excerpt from the videoinstallation made in collaboration with Anders Refn, originally 12 minutes. Copyright Kent Klich.
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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