Art

Farah Nabulsi: Filmmaker Palestinian Profiles
Linda Mamoun, IMEU

Farah Nabulsi: Filmmaker

Farah Nabulsi, the daughter of a Palestinian mother and Palestinian-Egyptian father, grew up on a quiet street in London. A banker for many years with JP Morgan and then the founder of a private business, Nabulsi decided to leave the business world after a trip to Palestine in 2013. The systematized oppression and humiliation of Israel’s military occupation was something Nabulsi didn’t understand on her trips to Palestine from London as a child.

on May 15, 2017
Mohammad Sabaaneh’s Dangerous Cartoons News Roundup
Marguerite Dabaie, The Electronic Intifada

Mohammad Sabaaneh’s Dangerous Cartoons

Palestinian culture is in itself a dangerous act, a reason to be caged. So suggests a cartoon in a new anthology of work by Mohammad Sabaaneh. The panel shows a group of men and women in traditional dress...

on May 8, 2017
Banksy’s Hotel Undermines Palestinian Efforts to Narrate Their Own History Op-Eds & Analysis
Leila Abdelrazaq, Muftah

Banksy’s Hotel Undermines Palestinian Efforts to Narrate Their Own History

In the past week, Banksy’s “Walled off Hotel,” located in the occupied Palestinian city of Bethlehem, has generated an incredible amount of media attention. It’s not the first time Banksy has drawn attention to the situation in Palestine...

on March 23, 2017
Young Palestinian Dancers Tell Stories of Resistance News Roundup
Nora Barrows-Friedman, The Electronic Intifada

Young Palestinian Dancers Tell Stories of Resistance

A group of young dancers and rappers from the Dheisheh refugee camp in the occupied West Bank are on tour, bringing original music, hip-hop and dabke folk dance to audiences across the US.

on March 22, 2017
Director Mai Masri Explores Occupation, Incarceration in 3,000 Nights Film
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Director Mai Masri Explores Occupation, Incarceration in 3,000 Nights

Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri’s debut feature, 3,000 Nights, is Jordan's submission to this year's Academy Awards, and was Palestine's submission to the Golden Globes. Masri is an acclaimed documentarian whose films have received over 60 international awards, and is considered a pioneer in the changing Middle Eastern film landscape.

on January 11, 2017
Like Hero Tupac, Israeli Arab Rapper’s Music Provokes News Roundup
Majeda El-Batsh, AFP

Like Hero Tupac, Israeli Arab Rapper’s Music Provokes

Israeli Arab rapper Tamer Nafar's politically-charged lyrics have sparked the same kind of controversy that may have made his hero Tupac Shakur proud. Nafar, from the pioneering political rap group DAM, has touched a nerve with songs like "Who's the Terrorist?" skewering what he and others say is discrimination against Arabs in Israel.

on November 27, 2016
Asma Has Been a Refugee for 36 Years; Now a Fashion Startup Has Offered a Lifeline News Roundup
Oliver Balch, The Guardian

Asma Has Been a Refugee for 36 Years; Now a Fashion Startup Has Offered a Lifeline

Born in a Jordanian refugee camp to Palestinian parents, Asma Aradeh is stateless. The 36-year-old mother of six is one of more than 30,000 Palestinian exiles living for decades in legal limbo in Jordan’s Jerash camp. But there is one silver lining to Aradeh’s story: she is no longer jobless.

on November 3, 2016
Teenage Palestinian Artist Brings Message to US News Roundup
Ali Harb, Middle East Eye

Teenage Palestinian Artist Brings Message to US

DEARBORN, United States - Faces masked with a kuffiyeh; an elderly Palestinian man staring pensively; a toddler being passed between two women through barbed wires; a child carrying a kitten - these paintings have been on display at the Arab American National Museum...

on October 6, 2016
The Dolls That Defend Palestinian Culture News Roundup
Dalia Hatuqa, Al Jazeera

The Dolls That Defend Palestinian Culture

Ramallah, occupied West Bank - In the dead of a cold December night, Israeli soldiers came for Yasser. They rummaged through the shelves and behind the looms of a darkened factory, searching for the little man, only half a metre tall. They knew he would be easy to spot, wearing his signature black-and-white keffiyeh...

on September 15, 2016