Zaytoun´s Story

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ZAYTOUN´S STORY

yarmuk at night

Zaytoun is a Palestinian refugee boy from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, Syria,and home to the largest population of Palestinian refugees in the country. after 65  years of  exile, of living in a world without a land to call their own , and two years trying to resist being moved from their home once again, his family decides to leave the camp due to fear that the Syrian Security Forces will besiege it without allowing any food or resources to enter the Camp. however, on the morning they had planned to leave, Zaytoun wakes up  too early  and sneaks outside to say one last goodbye to his friend. suddenly  the syrian regime army begins to bomb the camp. it gets too dangerous to stay outside, Zaytoun runs to his friend’s house, where he gets stuck till the next day. when he gets back to his house, the next morning, he finds that little is left, the walls have been destroyed and no one from his family is in sight. he looks around and finds no answer, only a piece of paper with a note inside > Go to Yarmouk School, we meet you there.

but again, at the school, no one is to be found.

Zaytoun is then confronted with a series of choices: where to go? back to the camp, head to the border? but which one? who to talk to, and what to say? with the help of a series of documents, and maps, including a map of Syria with information on the state of roads, cities, hospitals, etc, he must make the decision on where to go, and what to say to the people he finds. Whether he is able to leave certain locations or not, depends on him being able to correctly (?) answer questions concerning his history and that of his fellow Syrians and Palestinians,

zaytoun poster 2

Zaytoun es un refugiado Palestino del Campamento Yarmouk, al sur de Damasco, Siria, y hogar de la población más amplia de refugiados palestinos en el país. después de dos años resistiendo partir de su hogar una vez más, su familia decide abandonar su casa por miedo de que las Fuerzas de Seguridad Sirias asedien el campamento sin permitir la entrada de comida ni otros recursos. sin embargo, la mañana que deciden partir, Zaytoun amanece demasiado temprano y se escabulle para decirle adiós por última vez a su amigo. de pronto, comienza un bombardeo del ejército del régimen sirio. el ataque se intensifica y se hace demasiado peligroso quedarse afuera por lo que Zaytoun queda atrapado en la casa de su amigo hasta el día siguiente. cuando regresa a casa descubre que parte ha sido destruida y su familia no está, mira alrededor pero no encuentra ninguna respuesta, sólo un papel con una nota > Ve al Colegio Yarmouk, nos vemos ahí

para cuando llega al colegio no encuentra a nadie

Zaytoun se enfrenta entonces con una serie de preguntas: ¿a dónde ir? ¿volver al campamento, dirigirse a una frontera? ¿pero a cuál? con la  ayuda de una serie de documentos, y mapas, incluido un mapa de siria con información sobre el estado de las carreteras, ciudades, hospitales, etc, tiene que decidir a dónde ir, a quién hablar y qué decir a la gente que se encuentra. si consigue salir o llegar a otros lugares depende de que conteste correctamente (?) a preguntas sobre su historia y la de sus compañeros sirios y palestinos.

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