It was a little over a year ago that Nidaa Badwan, a young female Gazan artist, chose to take refuge in her bedroom for 14 months, hoping to escape the daily hardships of life in a besieged conflict zone.
Desperate to leave, Nidaa made six attempts to obtain an Israeli permit to leave Gaza. She was denied each time.
Photo courtesy: Nidaa Badwan
It seemed that all her efforts to express creativity would eventually also be shot down, like the threatre. “There were lots of pressures from society, the blockade generated many problems. I was attacked because I was trying to break free from their way of life,” said Nidaa.