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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
John Bisharat: Composer and conductor Palestinian Americans

John Bisharat: Composer and conductor

When the crew of the film One Night With the King - featuring the first pairing of Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif since Lawrence of Arabia - was looking for a musical score with Middle Eastern flavor, they turned to Palestinian-American composer John Bisharat. "It meant a lot to me to score a piece of film with Omar Sharif on screen," Bisharat says.

on December 31, 2006
Cherien Dabis: Filmmaker and producer Palestinian Americans

Cherien Dabis: Filmmaker and producer

Award-winning Palestinian-American filmmaker Cherien Dabis was named one of Variety's "Ten Directors to Watch" in 2009. Her debut feature film - Amreeka - premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and is the first fiction feature to be acquired for theatrical distribution by National Geographic Entertainment.

on December 31, 2006
Hanna Eady: Actor and playwright Palestinian Americans

Hanna Eady: Actor and playwright

Hanna Eady is founder of the New Image Theater Company in Seattle and has been writing, performing, and directing plays since he was 14 years old. Born in 1956 in the Palestinian village of Buqa'ya, he became interested in theater as a child because there was little else that provided entertainment.

on December 31, 2006
Nathalie Handal: Poet and playwright Palestinian Americans

Nathalie Handal: Poet and playwright

Along with being an award-winning poet, Palestinian-American Nathalie Handal is a playwright, writer, editor, literary critic and teacher - and loves all of it. "I'm passionate about everything," she says, "otherwise, why do it?"

on December 31, 2006