ActiveVision is a legally registered non-governmental association in Israel, was established in 2006 by a group of creators who believe in the power of the visual image to create awareness and social change.
ActiveVision seeks to promote a unique dimension of visual media, presenting the vision of those traditional perceived as passive within the documentary world. Through activities and workshops, ActiveVision facilitates the use of visual arts as a medium for participants to tell their stories in order to initiate positive change in their lives, and to create solidarity within their communities as well as with the broader society.
All projects are conducted within the communities themselves, which thus create personal and group documentation and a strong sense of participant and community ownership.
Toward the end of 2006, thousands of refugees from Africa began to arrive in Israel. Exiles from their own countries, they are escaping genocide, civil war and military regimes. They sought refuge in Egypt, but suffered from persecution, harassment, and extradition by the oppressive governments from which they fled.
Following an arduous and illegal journey, they crossed the border into Israel, where they hoped to find shelter and an end to their flight. Tragically, their hardships were not yet over. According to the 1951 International Convention on the Status of Refugees, Israel is obligated to allow every person seeking refuge to undergo a process of arranging legal status. Today, a majority of refugees have no access to such a process and do not enjoy appropriate protection in accordance with international humanitarian and human rights law. This is a grave violation of the refugees’ legally recognized rights.
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