(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Al Jazeera Media Network has launched" Palestine Remix" an interactive website aimed at telling Palestinian stories.
The website was launched yesterday at Hilton Doha Hotel, as part of the activities to commemorate the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
November 29 commemorates the adoption of the United Nations Partition Resolution 181 (II) in 1947 calling for the establishment of both a" Jewish State" and an "Arab State" in the Palestinian region. But so far only Israel became a state in 1948.
"Palestine Remix" allows users access to some of Al Jazeera's best documentaries on Palestine. It enables people to cut-and-paste the footage to tell stories or part of stories with, and share it immediately through different social media platforms.
The remix tool is built-in simplistic video editing software that allows users to build their short films in minutes. The project also boasts interactive maps and timelines which allow users to truly understand the Palestinian issue and contextualise it.
"This project is not just about telling the important story of Palestine. It's about creating new ones. We want to give you a new way to understand, tell and share stories about Palestine. That's why we created Palestine Remix: to put the power of storytelling into your hands," said Rawan Damen, Palestine Remix's Project Manager.
The database provides the user the ability to watch the full documentaries with their full transcripts, which allows the visitor to click on a word in the transcript and go directly to that point in time in the film, saving a lot of real time searching in films.
The user can also pick and choose, mix and match the extracts of different films or view the full films in a coherent context, in addition to searching the full transcripts using any word, name, place or concept. The database contains 84 hours in the 4 languages, with more than 250 people, 580 places and a timeline that spans for 215 years. It also provides drone footage of iconic places in historic Palestine: Jerusalem, Acre, Gaza and many others.
Palestine Remix is the first of its kind on the Palestinian issue, has a special mobile user friendly version and will be a mobile application before the end of this year, said Damen.