Bada’el: The Right to Origins

MTV Interview: July 11

This interview with colleagues Zeina Allouche, founder of Bada’el (Alternatives) and Dida Guigan, a fellow adoptee, is in Arabic [link], but included are parts of the trailer I worked on with them concerning the launch of the organization that are in English. I hope to have a link for the full trailer soon.

Culturally speaking, we are up against a lot. At the same time, our “condition” as adoptees meshes with many others in the country, whether migrant workers, refugees, or simply those children whose parents neglected to register them (more than half of children in the Arab world) for reasons of poverty, oversight, etc. In any case, we are speaking out, and the response here at least is positive. The start of something, inch’allah.


About Daniel Drennan ElAwar

Adoptee, rematriated.
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