Film

The battle to preserve Bethlehem’s cultural heritage
Charlie Hoyle, Ma'an News Agency

The battle to preserve Bethlehem’s cultural heritage

When Palestinian filmmaker Leila Sansour left Bethlehem in the 1980s there were no military checkpoints intimidating the city, no separation wall jutting into residential gardens, and no Israeli settlements dominating the horizon. "I grew up in a very idyllic town, but I didn’t think of it like that as a child. There were forests of olive trees, fig trees, apricot trees and huge fields filled with grape vines," she told Ma'an.

22 hours ago
John Legend, Anthony Bourdain & Shifting Use of the ‘P’ Word in America Op-Eds & Analysis
David Harris Gershon, Daily Kos

John Legend, Anthony Bourdain & Shifting Use of the ‘P’ Word in America

Growing up, I rarely heard the 'P' word uttered in my suburban Atlanta community, and not once did I hear it spoken in my Hebrew school at our family's conservative synagogue, where teachers spoke of "them" in quick, hushed tones. photo: Christopher Hazou/IMEU

on May 22, 2014
Danny Glover calls for cultural boycott of Israel Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Danny Glover calls for cultural boycott of Israel

Danny Glover and other actors featured in a US documentary on a prominent social justice activist protested the film's screening at a Tel Aviv festival this week, announcing their support for the cultural boycott of Israel.

on May 15, 2014
Chicago Palestine Film Festival returns with Oscar-nominated “Omar” Media Roundup
Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada

Chicago Palestine Film Festival returns with Oscar-nominated “Omar”

The world’s longest-running Palestine film festival returns to Chicago’s prestigious Gene Siskel Film Center tomorrow; the opening night screening of Hany Abu-Assad’s Oscar-nominated Omar has already sold out

on April 19, 2014
Speed Sisters: The Film
Speed Sisters

Speed Sisters: The Film

The Middle East's first all-women motor racing team has come together in Palestine. Against a backdrop of political upheaval, Speed Sisters offers a surprising look into what it takes to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.

on April 9, 2014
Emad Burnat and 5 Broken Cameras Fact Sheets
IMEU

Emad Burnat and 5 Broken Cameras

Emad Burnat lives with his wife Soraya and son Gibreel, who both play central roles in 5 Broken Cameras, in the town of Bil'in in the occupied West Bank. He earns a living farming, as have generations of his family before him. Like other Palestinians in the West Bank, they are granted no civil or political rights by Israel and are subject to repressive and discriminatory military rule.

on February 24, 2013
Watch (and vote!): Alaa Al Ali’s “Letter to Ahmad” nominated for best short film in online competiti Culture
Maureen Murphy, The Electronic Intifada

Watch (and vote!): Alaa Al Ali’s “Letter to Ahmad” nominated for best short film in online competiti

The Palestinian solidarity movement celebrated the good news today that Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi’s 5 Broken Cameras — which chronicles Bilin village’s grassroots struggle against the wall and Israel’s brutal repression of the movement — was nominated for the prestigious Academy Award for best feature-length documentary.

on January 11, 2013
‘5 Broken Cameras’ and ‘The Gatekeepers’ nominated for Best Documentary Oscar Culture
Adam Horowitz, Mondoweiss

‘5 Broken Cameras’ and ‘The Gatekeepers’ nominated for Best Documentary Oscar

In a moment that has been building for nearly a year, today the film 5 Broken Cameras was nominated for the 2013 Best Documentary Feature Oscar award. The film tells the story of Bil’in’s resistance to the Separation Wall and introduces viewers to the incredibly inspiring Palestinians who led the struggle.

on January 10, 2013
Biennale seeks to boost Palestinian art Culture
Dalia Hatuqa, Al Jazeera

Biennale seeks to boost Palestinian art

Qalandiya, a village bordering the holy city but divided from it by the Israeli separation wall, shares the same name as the hulking Israeli checkpoint between the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This week, the town of almost 1,000 came into the limelight for hosting the inauguration of the Palestinian Occupied Territory's largest biennale to date.

on November 5, 2012