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.
New Palestinian Film Set to Screen at International Film Festivals in Toronto and New York
“This is a story that just so happens to occur in the Occupied Palestinian Territories –- but it could happen anywhere,” says Waleed Zuaiter of the new film Omar.
Directed by Hany Abu-Assad, perhaps best known for the Academy Award-nominated and winner of the Golden Globe for best foreign language film Paradise Now (2005), Omar has received critical acclaim since premiering at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation and was awarded a jury prize for Un Certain Regard which recognizes young talent and innovative works.
Palestinian musician Hanni El Khatib on David Letterman
Los Angeles-based musician and singer Hanni El Khatib performed his blend of garage rock, thrash metal and blues on David Letterman last night. El Khatib is half Palestinian.
The Generous Wilderness of Yacoub al-Khayyat
"I noticed that the darkest part of the night is the moment just before the light begins to appear," says Yacoub al-Khayyat, standing in the middle of a meadow with a bouquet of wild plants, including spectacular thorns, delicate white and yellow flowers, fragrant laurel leaves, a cluster of small red berries called 'ulleiq, and a sprig with tiny reddish "nuts" called botm, which are slightly larger than peppercorns.
White sheets covered with a brown spread of cooked grape juice hang every August off my Aunt Hilda's balcony. It takes her more than three days to create a delicacy that ignites the palate with the intense flavours of qraish (pine nuts), sesame, and the refreshing zest of Palestine's Dabuki grapes straight from her garden - all of which create the perfect fruit leather: malban.
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