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Najwa Najjar

Najwa Najjar is a Palestinian writer and director. She received her BA in Political Science and Economy, and her MA in Film and Video Production (USA). Since 2000, she has worked on both documentary and fiction films, and her critically acclaimed debut feature film was POMEGRANATES AND MYRRH (2009).  Her second award winning feature film, EYES OF A THIEF (2014), was the Palestinian submission for the 2015 Oscars best foreign film category. She is currently completing her third feature film, BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH. Najwa has also given several director’s masterclasses and is a jury member of several International Film Festivals, as well as a reader for the Rawi Sundance Lab for Arab scriptwriters and an advisor for the Rawi Sundance Scriptwriters’ Lab.