Film

Film Presents One-state Solution as Moral, Practical Outcome for Palestine News Roundup
Sarah Irving, The Electronic Intifada

Film Presents One-state Solution as Moral, Practical Outcome for Palestine

Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon, director of A People Without a Land, is a man on a mission. As he says in an interview, his support for a one-state solution is part of a personal journey which has taken him from Zionist Jewish Orthodoxy (and his wife Pennie from fervent Christian Zionism) to believing in single-state coexistence in Palestine.

on July 8, 2015
We Are Imprisoned by Israel: A Filmmaker Not Allowed to Attend His U.S. Premiere Op-Eds & Analysis
Amer Shomali, Salon

We Are Imprisoned by Israel: A Filmmaker Not Allowed to Attend His U.S. Premiere

In the occupied West Bank, almost anything can come to be seen as a threat to Israel’s security. Even cows. Yes, cows. Here’s the story: During the activism of the first Palestinian intifada, residents of the West Bank town of Beit Sahour organized boycotts of Israeli goods in an act of civil disobedience intended to pressure the government. Local activists in 1988 hatched a plan to bypass Israeli suppliers and produce milk locally.

on June 24, 2015
Doc Looks to the Past to Tell Palestinian Story News Roundup
MSNBC

Doc Looks to the Past to Tell Palestinian Story

Ayman Mohyeldin talks to director Amer Shomali and Impact Producer Julia Bacha about the documentary "The Wanted 18," which tells the story of a West Bank town which became of symbol of non-violent resistance against the Israeli government.

on June 24, 2015
Speed Sisters: Palestine from Behind the Wheel News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Speed Sisters: Palestine from Behind the Wheel

Wheels are screeching as race cars make circles in the middle of an empty street. Once the dust has fallen, one of the drivers gets out to stretch her legs - only to be shot in the back with a tear gas canister by an Israeli soldier. This is not the latest installment of the Fast and Furious. This is 'Speed Sisters,' a documentary about five Palestinian women...

on June 9, 2015
In Photos: Red Carpet Film Festival Asserts Gaza’s Pride and Talent News Roundup
Lara Aburamadan, The Electronic Intifada

In Photos: Red Carpet Film Festival Asserts Gaza’s Pride and Talent

A grand red carpet ran between rows of destroyed apartment blocks and houses in the Gaza City district of Shujaiya last week, temporarily transforming one of the areas most devastated during Israel’s 51 days of bombing last summer. Dozens of men, women and children were massacred in Shujaiya on 20 July 2014.

on May 19, 2015
Learning to Photograph While Running in Gaza News Roundup
+972 Mag

Learning to Photograph While Running in Gaza

Opening at Jaffa Theatre on Thursday as part of Tel Aviv’s Solidarity Festival, an exhibition will feature the work of Activestills, including Gaza photographer Basel Yazouri. Having joined Activestills a few months before last summer’s offensive, his work has been published in various international platforms, including +972 Magazine.

on April 29, 2015
Short Film Highlights Devastation of Northern Gaza News Roundup
The Electronic Intifada

Short Film Highlights Devastation of Northern Gaza

A new film by Gaza-based university lecturer and independent filmmaker Wael al-Sousi highlights in elegiac footage the scale of the devastation which Israeli bombardment visited on the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun in summer 2014. Echoes of Beit Hanoun is a simple but beautifully shot short film.

on April 29, 2015
Drama and Uncomfortable Questions at Chicago Palestine Film Festival News Roundup
Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada

Drama and Uncomfortable Questions at Chicago Palestine Film Festival

Women filmmakers and protagonists are strongly represented at the 14th annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival, which opened last night at the downtown Gene Siskel Film Center and runs through 30 April. The opening feature, Eyes of a Thief by Najwa Najjar (Pomegranates and Myrrh), was Palestine’s entry to this year’s Academy Awards (watch the trailer above).

on April 19, 2015
Chicago’s Palestine Film Festival Line up Announced News Roundup
People's World

Chicago’s Palestine Film Festival Line up Announced

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival, the world's longest running Palestinian film festival, announced its 2015 line-up. This year's festival will be held from April 18-30 at the Gene Siskel Film Center and will feature award-winning films such as Eyes of a Thief by Najwa Najjar. Here is a listing of this year's films.

on April 15, 2015