The Keffiyeh – Symbol of Resistence or Fashion Statement


The Keffiyeh was popularised by former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and has since been regarded as a symbol of Palestinian resistance against oppressive forces. However, we now often see it worn by people in the West as a fashionable item of clothing without having any knowledge or appreciation of the struggle and conflict that it represents. It has even been demonised by mainstream news media as being associated with terrorism.

This student documentary questions whether it is appropriate for such a strong symbolic item of clothing should be worn in such a way…

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