ABOUT

The taste of reactions

“I am affraid that you will make us look like drug taking lunatics that are shooting peacefull protesters”
Yuli – Israeli DJ
” It`s good to see people partying and having fun. When you see people having fun, you want to have fun as well. But you see free people partying and you see people protesting for freedom.
This says something about this place at this time.
Hassan Palestinian -  Musician
“ It`s that contrast between reality in the Palestinian territories and the fantasy life in the rave scene ” 
Razzo – Israeli Raver / Juggler
“I feel awkward to admit that those parties look unbelievably wicked.”
Mohammed – Palestinian Student

” You show a place where free souls can do whatever they want and where their imagination is working. On the other side you show the face of the occupation with their limits, rules and strictness.”
Stella – Israeli Raver

” It’s very weird.
People protesting and people partying even though they are in war with each other. It just doesn’t make any sense, it’s like they are living in a different reality.”
Tammer – Palestinian musician

” The Taste of Freedom reflects the state of mind that comes naturally when you get shot by rubber bullets in the morning and rave like there is no tomorrow at night. I feel deeply connected with the Palestinian protesters who are non-violently demonstrating for more freedom. Protest after protest the Israeli army gives them a brutal response. A few hours and miles later, I am in Israel, surrounded by searching souls in one of the most unique rave scenes in the world. Two completely different dimensions, but they have one thing in common: a search for the taste of freedom. Protesting for the basic needs of freedom or raving to find freedom in their mind.
Laughing and loving, raving and dancing but a part of the conflict never dies.”
Jan Beddegenoodts – Raver / Protester


Jan Beddegenoodts
( 19 88 ) graduated as a journalist (Television KHM) in 2009.
After he graduated he started focussing on Photography and travelling the world. In one year he travelled through India, Cuba and North America ( Burning man Festival ). After every new adventure an exposition followed.
Last year he was raving and protesting in Israel / Palestine which resulted in his first photobook and documentary: `THE TASTE OF FREEDOM`. At the moment Jan Beddegenoodts is finishing the postproduction from his second documentary `THANK GOD IT`S FRIDAY` a portrait from the Palestinian village Nabi Saleh and the opposite Israeli settlement Halamish.

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