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The Piano Player of Yarmouk

Ethan Heitner


In 2014 Yarmouk Camp, home of the largest population of Palestinian refugees in Syria, was besieged by the forces of dictator Bashar al-Assad. Starving and under constant shelling, residents of the camp uploaded video of Eyham Ahmed wheeling his piano into public spaces with groups of singers. In March 2015 ISIS attacked the camp. On April 19, 2015, they burned the piano of Yarmouk.

"We Palestinians wake up everyday to teach the rest of the world life, sir."—Rafeef Ziadeh

This poster is dedicated to Palestinian artists and culture workers.

Printed at the worker-owned Stumptown Printers, Portland, OR.

This is #104 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.

Ethan Heitner is a cartoonist living and working in New York City.

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