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George Khleifi

George Khleifi was born in Nazareth in 1947. He studied cinema at the Higher Institute of Episodic Arts in Brussels, Belgium. He wrote and directed a number of TV series and dramas, documentaries and produced many feature films, especially those directed by Michael Khleifi. He taught in several...

Elia Suleiman

Elia Suleiman (born in Nazareth) is a celebrated filmmaker who won numerous prizes since the beginning of his career, starting with his two first short films, INTRODUCTION TO THE END OF AN ARGUMENT and HOMAGE BY ASSASSINATION. In 1994, he established the Cinema and Media department at Birzeit...

Ismet Sijarina

Ismet Sijarina is a film director and scriptwriter living in Kosovo. He has directed a number of short films and his documentary film, BEYOND THE RAINBOW, has been greatly accepted worldwide. Ismet’s projects were showcased in various International festivals, namely San Sebastian, Thessaloniki...

Sarah Perles

Sarah Perles is an Arab/Portuguese actress whose career took off after her role in Howard J. Ford’s feature film NEVER LET GO (2015). In 2017, she debuted in Nour-Eddine Lakhmari’s highly acclaimed Moroccan film, BURNOUT, which was selected at notable festivals worldwide. That same year, Sarah...

Christina Rosendahl

Christina Rosendahl graduated from the independent film school Super16 in 2004, yet she had her breakthrough in 2002 with the film STARGAZER – a film about the band Swan Lee. Christinal has always had an interest in children and youth in several of her short films as well as in her feature film...

Wafa' Abdel Rahman

Wafa’ Abdel Rahman is the founder and director of Filastiniyat, a media organization that supports the equitable discourse of youth and women. She is the editor in chief of NAWA: online women news agency.

Bisan Abu Roqti Mousa

Bisan Abu Roqti Mousa is the Program and Women’s Security Analyst at UN Women, UNICEF and UNDP joint program of Sawasya. She served as the Director of the Democracy and Good Governance Departments at the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy-MIFTAH for several...

Samah Bsoul

Samah Bsoul is a journalist and cinema blogger. She studied Comparative Literature and Film at the University of Haifa, and is currently completing her master’s degree in Comparative Literature. Samah has worked for more than 10 years in the weekly newspaper, Kul Al-Arab, and is a film...

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 (...

Watan Adnan Sabbah

Watan Adnan Sabbah, born in 1984, is a trainer at the Gender Forum on the Sexuality of the Individual and the Family / Reproductive Health. She is interested in issues of Palestinian women / As for childhood and adolescence,  Watan has a permanent ambition through  her work in Al Muntada to...

Sama Aweidah

Sama Aweidah (born in Jerusalem in 1959) is the General Director of the Women’s Studies Centre in Palestine. She is a founding member of Balad and a former member of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. She was the General Coordinator of the Arab Women’s...

Mariam Farah

A journalist and TV presenter for more than 7 years. She’s the "Green Line" program presenter on Al Araby Channel. To her credit lay several written texts on culture, theatre and Cinema.
She has worked and volunteered at various local and international women's and civil society...

S.A. (Cinamji)

Cinmaji is a queer Arab feminist film initiative established in 2016 to analyze and critique cinematic works that focus on body and sexuality and to produce knowledge about these representations. The Initiative organizes periodic presentations as well as producing visual and written content on...

Mahdi Fleifel

Mahdi Fleifel (born in Dubai) is a Danish-Palestinian film director who graduated from the UK National Film & Television School. In 2010, he co-founded the London-based production company Nakba FilmWorks. Mahdi’s critically-acclaimed debut feature, A WORLD NOT OURS (2012) premiered at the...

Kamal Aljafari

Kamal Aljafari is an established director whose filmography includes RECOLLECTION (2015), PORT OF MEMORY (2009), and THE ROOF (2006). His films won prizes and art grants and screened at numerous festivals including Locarno, Toronto, Rotterdam, Fidmarseille. His work was also showcased at museums...

Michael Rowley

Michael Rowley is an emerging documentary filmmaker from Dallas, Texas who aims to document underrepresented stories in an effort to bring awareness, equity and justice to an interconnected and global society. Michael’s documentary feature directorial debut, HURDLE (2019) was the recipient of...

Naziha Arebi

Naziha Arebi is a Libyan-British artist and filmmaker whose projects aim at amplifying the voices and stories of post-conflict Libya. Besides her artwork, Naziha is also an accomplished producer, and has worked as cinematographer and documentary director for both film and TV. She has made...

Alia Yunis

Alia Yunis, born in Chicago, is a Palestinian American writer and filmmaker who has worked across all media on projects around the globe. She has produced several short films, and co-directed MAN HUNT in 2004, which became a Valentine's Day Special in the Oxygen Channel in the USA. THE GOLDEN...