We are a multidisciplinary international-Palestinian team from various backgrounds engaged in social, environmental, animal and political issues who believe in an intersectional approach to activism and in the power of media to raise awareness.
Anne Paq (France) is an award-winning freelance photographer and videographer who had lived and worked in Palestine for over a decade. She has been a member of Activestills photo collective since 2006. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and published in various media outlets such as the NY Times Lens, Paris Match, le Nouvel Observateur, Stern, the Guardian. She co-directed the short film “Bethlehem checkpoint, 4 am” (2007) and co-produced the award-winning documentary “Flying Paper” (2013). She also co-directed the short films “Return to Seifa” (2015) and “Gaza: A Gaping Wound” (2016). In 2014, Anne documented the Israeli military operation “Protective Edge” and its aftermath in the Gaza Strip. She is the co-author of the award-winning web documentary “Obliterated Families” which tells the story of the families whose lives were shattered by the 2014 Israeli offensive. In 2017, she co-directed “The sea is bored of me” for ARTE, a reportage about a young Palestinian who lost his entire close family during the 2014 bombings. In 2017, Anne Paq won the “International Photographer of the Year” award in the documentary section for her series “Obliterated Families”. She is currently co-directing her first full-length documentary between Germany and the Gaza Strip.
Craig Redmond (UK) has been active in social justice issues, primarily animal rights, for 30 years, as a campaigner, researcher and investigator. Following a degree in Photojournalism he now works as a freelance photojournalist, videographer and editor with grassroots organisations. He first visited Palestine in 2015 to document the work of the Palestinian Animal League.
Sandra Guimarães (Brazil) is a writer, animal and human rights activist and vegan chef. She has been sharing unique recipes on her blog ‘Papacapim’ since 2010, but she also writes about animal rights, social issues, feminism and Palestine, where she lived for several years. She helped develop Noor Women’s Empowerment Group, a grassroots independent project created by and for refugee women from Aida and al-Azzeh refugee camps (Bethlehem, Palestine) who have children with disabilities. Since 2014, Sandra organises political-vegan tours in Palestine. She has worked as a chef in Palestine, London, Brussels, Beirut and Berlin. Sandra has given many conferences in Brazil, and is currently writing a book about the need to connect veganism to the fight for land reform and against injustice and social inequality in the Brazilian context.
Ahmad Al-Bazz (Palestine) is a multi-award winning journalist, photographer and documentary filmmaker based in the West Bank city of Nablus, Palestine region. He graduated from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom in 2018 after completing an MA program in Television Studies. In 2014, he graduated from An-Najah National University in Palestine region with a BA degree in Media and Mass Communication; both with an academic excellence. He has been a member of the Activestills photo collective since 2012. Between 2015 and 2017, Ahmad served as a cameraman and video-editor for the largest Palestinian news agency; Palmedia.