Dreams of a Nation On Palestinian Cinema

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 24.01.2008:

Edited, with an introduction by Hamid Dabashi

Preface by Edward Said

Verso Books, USA, September 2006, 213 pages, $24.95

Over the last quarter-century, Palestinian cinema has emerged as a major artistic force on the global scene. Deeply rooted in the historic struggles for national self-determination, this cinema is the single most important artistic expression of a much-(...)

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Palestinian Cinema – An Example for the Region?

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 24.01.2008:

By Omar Al-Qattan

The Artist and the World

In trying to reconcile their imagination and their desires with the world around them, artists often find themselves trapped between the devil and the deep blue sea. Yet a work of art can momentarily lift us out of that trap, briefly allowing us to understand our past and present and also glimpse what could potentially happen in the fut(...)

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Michel Khleifi – Palestine’s Film Poet

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 09.01.2008:

Michel Khleifi was born in Nazareth in 1950 into a working-class family, the youngest of five children. He grew up in the popular streets of the old city, acquiring an irreverent mix of tales, song, religious myth, and ingenious swear words that shaped his imagination and nurtured his love of stories. Despite a happy childhood, the 1950s and 60s were overshadowed by the inescapable harshness (...)

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