Ramsey Nijem says UFC Fight Night 39 'was my title fight'
ABU DHABI - Ramsey Nijem's UFC Fight Night 39 appearance proved memorable in many ways for the 26-year-old veteran of "The Ultimate Fighter 13." A big win for the underdog, a $50,000 bonus check for the effort - all important milestones, but not what Nijem considered most important.
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.
"Each tree was like a member of the family" - Olson on Palestinians and the land
Pamela Olson transports audiences with Palestine’s enchantments in her book, website, and talks. Fast Times in Palestine's ”Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland” describes the warm welcome of Palestine's famously generous people and their courage in outlasting the “unendurable.” Olson recently charmed receptive listeners at two hospitable Columbus churches–the First Unitarian Universalist, March 23, and St. John’s Evangelical Protestant, March 24–with stories like these, choosing different episodes for each gathering.
The Korn Gallery Presents: Palestinian Textiles
The Korn Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition, “Palestinian Textiles” from the Collection of Robert J. and Vivian A. Bull,” on view March 25th through April 24th, 2014. The Gallery is located in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and is open Tuesday through Friday 12:30-4pm, selected weekends and by appointment.
MoMA Presents: Annemarie Jacir's When I Saw You
Annemarie Jacir is part of a wave of Arab filmmakers who set their films in the region and push stylistic and narrative boundaries—winning regional and international awards and accolades in the process. The Jordan-based filmmaker’s second feature, When I Saw You, is set in 1967, when tens of thousands of refugees from Palestine poured into camps in Jordan.
Palestinian film 'Omar' nominated for Oscar
The Palestinian film "Omar" has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Foreign Language Film category, making it the second Palestinian film to be nominated for the prestigious golden statuette.
Palestinian Writer Suad Amiry Wins Italy's Nonino Prize for Promoting Peace
Sharp, funny Palestinian writer Suad Amiry has won one of Italy’s Nonino prizes — along with Portugeuse novelist Antonio Lobo Antunes, Italian psychiatrist Giuseppe Dell’Acqua, and French philosopher Michel Serres — for “her work to promote peace.”
"5 Broken Cameras" wins Palestine's first Emmy
Emad Burnat's 5 Broken Cameras took the prize for best documentary at the International Emmy Awards in New York City on Monday evening. "It's a big honor to be the first Palestinian to win an Emmy award," Burnat told the elite industry crowd in his acceptance speech. 5 Broken Cameras is an intimate portrayal of the grassroots resistance movement in Bilin village in the occupied West Bank, featuring footage and narration by Burnat, one of the leaders of the popular protests brutally repressed by the Israeli army.
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