Produced by Nofar Hamrani
Other pieces by Youth Media Project
Posted on April 30, 2012 at 10:17 PM
In this heart-felt personal radio story, producer Nofar Hamrani tells about her experience of buying a backpack in the war-torn Gaza Strip region.
Her story is one not many can relate to, but her experience of buying a backpack is one that many can. The piece starts with her going to look for a new backpack for the upcoming school year. She then segues into the terrorist attack and how it stopped her from going to school and affected her family and friends. She ends with telling about how the attack and its effects will always stay with her.
My favorite thing about this piece was the use of buying a backpack/going to school as the respective starting and ending parts of the piece. These experiences allow her very unique story to be more relatable as it is put in the common context of school-related matters. The common context allows her unique experience to be enhanced as it makes it easier for the listener to understand and shows that even though she’s in a war-torn zone, everyday life still occurs.
In terms of improvement, the use of ambient sound would enhance the piece even further and place you right at the scene.
Overall, this piece is well-made and certainly grabs the listener with its powerful story. It makes me wonder about how Nofar is doing now, one year later?
Posted on May 01, 2011 at 12:31 AM
Nofar Hamrani does an amazing job in explaining this horrible incident that happened in the Gaza Strip. I cant ever imagine how she must have felt but i admire her for being able to recall this event and share her thoughts, instead of just forgetting it and ignoring it.