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Ahed Tamimi: A Teen in Search of Freedom Videos
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Ahed Tamimi: A Teen in Search of Freedom

16-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi hasn’t seen a day of freedom. She's spent her youth protesting a foreign army that has jailed, shot, and killed her unarmed relatives. After defending her home from Israeli invasion, she now faces years in prison. Imagine if this was your reality.

on January 17, 2018
Where Politics Meets Pastry in Oakland News Roundup
Andy Meek, Food & Wine

Where Politics Meets Pastry in Oakland

Sometimes the way to really figure out who you are, what you’re supposed to be, where you go next, is to drop everything and find your way back home. With apologies to Mr. Wolfe: You can and should go home again—back to the beginning, to the place that made you and set you on your course. If you’re lucky, like Bay Area chef Reem Assil, it’s a journey that might even touch a place inside you that you couldn’t have reached on your own.

on January 2, 2018
Reem’s California Videos
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Reem’s California

A Palestinian-owned bakery with a social justice edge. Loved by the community and widely celebrated. Attacked by Breitbart and right-wing Israel supporters. Reem's California is standing strong to provide locally-sourced food that brings freedom seekers of all stripes together.

on November 24, 2017
Gaza: Can You Imagine? Videos
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Gaza: Can You Imagine?

Israeli bombs. Israeli drones. Israeli-imposed power cuts. And no way to leave. Everyday life in Gaza is shaped by Israeli policy, which has turned the coastal enclave into a maximum security prison where the inmates are fathers, mothers and children whose only crime is being born in Gaza.

on July 19, 2017
#Marking50 Series: Manal Videos
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#Marking50 Series: Manal

“I am Palestinian and I’m going to stay Palestinian forever. It doesn’t matter where I live or what passport I carry.” Displaced by Israel during the Naksa in 1967, Manal grew up as a refugee in Jordan. Today, Manal lives in Brooklyn and remains active on Palestinian, undocumented, Muslim, and Arab women's rights locally.

on June 26, 2017
#Marking50 Series: Eman Videos
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#Marking50 Series: Eman

“We will never stop fighting for Palestine, because Palestine is everything.” Eman Abdelhadi still remembers her childhood nightmares of Israeli soldiers executing her — nightmares that surfaced after watching footage of the Second Intifada. It was the first indication that her life as a Palestinian was seen as disposable.

on June 24, 2017
#Marking50 Series: Ibrahim Videos
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#Marking50 Series: Ibrahim

“It was the worst scene ever when we were pushed out [by Zionist forces]. Only God knows how much I cried.” A Nakba survivor, 86-year-old Ibrahim lived through displacement in 1948 and has endured 50 years of Israeli occupation.

on June 6, 2017
#Marking50 Series: Fadwa Khalil Videos
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#Marking50 Series: Fadwa Khalil

Fadwa Khalil was 9 years old when Israel occupied the West Bank, pushing her family out of their home. It was the second time her family was displaced, after Israel forced them out them as part of the ethnic cleansing of 1948.

on June 5, 2017
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