Through the Checkpoint

A project by Katie Archibald-Woodward

Through the Checkpoint A Project of Creative Visions Fiscal Sponsorship

Project Description

"Through the Checkpoint" is a multimedia project providing vision and voice to life lived amidst occupation, serving in partnership with the ongoing efforts to foster justice and peace for all living in the Palestinian-Israeli region by the continued call for equity, end of human rights abuses, and the pursuit of a coexistence without occupation.

In 2016, I began "Through The Checkpoint" and have been exhibiting virtual and live versions of the multimedia project throughout 2017. In 2018, I will continue to tour the exhibition and also return to Palestine/Israel now to focus on the stories of the Palestinian Christians–their lives, their faith, their steadfastness and their struggle for survival in the Holy Land. They play a vital role as leaders in non-violent resistance and their presence keeps the conflict from becoming misrepresented as a religious struggle between Jews and Muslims, than a political conflict.


Who I Am & Why I Am Going to Palestine/Israel

Living and working for fullness of life for all people is the core of who I am. Educated in photography and spiritual formation, I bring together my yearning for global unity with my passion for the arts in order to educate and positively transform the world. I focus my energy on sharing the stories of injustice and resilience in the Holy Land. I highlight day to day life and human rights issues caused by the military occupation and aim to motivate viewers like you to join in working for the restoration of dignity, freedom, peace, and wholeness of life for all our neighbors in the region.

Where You Can Experience "Through the Checkpoint"

On the blog

Interested in having "Through The Checkpoint" come to your community? Have other suggestions? Please contact me, I would be delighted: Katie@lifeilluminated.com

The Invitation to You!

I invite you to discover the rich stories of our Palestinian Christian and Muslim neighbors and Jewish Israeli neighbors and learn how you can partner with them in bringing freedom, peace, and fullness of life to the Holy Land.

At this time, your partnership is most needed in helping me raise my remaining 2017 budget and cover travel costs in 2018!

2017 Budget: $14,915.

Thanks to generous support I have raised $14,800! Thank you!! To continue publishing the stories online, keep you informed on crucial updates concerning Palestine/Israel, and tour the live exhibition I still need to raise $14,915.

2018 Seedling Support: $4,400

Through The Checkpoint - The Christians of The Holy Land (working title):
3- week Research Trip February-March (Transportation, Accommodations, Meals): $4,400

A Few Examples of How Your Support Helps:

  • $10 – A meal and Printing Costs
  • $25 – Driver/Translator for one day
  • $50 – Average cost of one night with a homestay or guest house; Nikon D800 battery
  • $90 – Average cost of one night home stay in Rome (I will be in Rome 4 nights following Palestine/Israel 2018)
  • $100 – Transportation to/from airport
  • $1000 – Round Trip Flight
  • $Anything – Helpful!

Supported by 59 Donations:

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  • Christian Børs  L.
    I Gave $50
  • Bob and Nancy  S.
    We will pray for safe travels. Bob and Nancy
  • Richard & Harriet A.
    Blessings to you and your work, Kate!
  • L. & L. R.
    I Gave $200
    Katie is passionate about identifying and then acting upon the needs of others around the world. Her selfless example should inspire us all.
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    I Gave $50
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    I Gave $120
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    I Gave $25
  • Christian Børs  L.
    I Gave $50
    Stayers uphill deserve support!
  • Richard & Harriet A.
    I Gave $1,500
    May you be blessed as you take your next steps with Through The Checkpoint - The Christians of The Holy Land! This is such important work.
  • Richard & Harriet A.
    This is a powerful testament to the negative impact of occupation on all people in Palestine/Israel. Keep up the good work, Kate!
  • Bob and Nancy  S.
    May God bless you and your work.
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    I Gave $10
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  • Charlie F.
    I Gave $500
    Because Katie-May is not only a great photographer but a cherished prayer partner, and I love her!
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    I Gave $2,500
  • Grace B.
    I Gave $25
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  • Ross B.
    Keep making the dream real!
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    I Gave $50