Palestinian families have to travel for long exhausting hours to meet with their detained loved ones in Israeli prisons. Each month, the families anticipate the announcement of the scheduled visits, swaying between hope and despair, only to meet their loved ones for a brief 45 minutes that represent everything between a lifetime and some fleeting seconds. Thousands of families, thousands of stories. These are three of them.
Ahmed Thabit is an award-winning Egyptian illustrator and animation filmmaker. A graduate of Cairo's High Cinema Institute in 2013, he co-founded Samaka Studio.