Blue Line

 

An utterly impassable electrified fence runs for 120 kilometers along the barren hills of the Lebanese-Israeli border area. The border is closed and it’s impossible to pass from on country to the other. The two countries maintain no diplomatic relationship and a state of armistice. Scattered on the border are surreal-looking blue pillars, positioned by UNIFIL soldiers with the aim of physically marking the border to avoid violations which, even if accidental, could lead to a new escalation of violence.

This project is aimed at looking at the area as a unique geographical entity, underlying at the same time the deep differences in culture and development on the two sides and proximity of everyday life, the representation of history and the sufferings and losses related to the conflict both in the past and in more recent years, and the role of religion in shaping identity of people

 

 

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