Ghassan Zaqtan was nearly prevented from receiving award when Canada initially refused to issue him visa.
Arts and Culture
The Palestine Festival of Literature was very much about feeling and thinking deeply about Palestine, about ourselves, and surroundings in the context of home from a literary rather than a rigid political eye.
Hip-hop is not new to Gaza, but in recent years public performances have been nonexistent. But last week Gaza rappers Revolution Makers and Antara broke that silence with a rare public performance at the Palestine Festival of Literature.
Condom Lead by Gaza-born twins Tarzan and Arab also selected for short film competition.
Remi Kanazi’s intimate poem honors his grandmother, who was forcibly displaced from her home in Palestine during the 1948 Nakba.
The seventh annual Houston Palestine Film Fest launches this Friday.
This year’s festival featured work by filmmakers asking questions for their own community.
Annemarie Jacir on honoring the fedayeen who believed return to Palestine was a possibility.
Paradise Now director Hany Abu-Assad’s new film selected for the Cannes Film Festival.
“New melodies and rhythms that in our minds go beyond what is expected of traditional hip-hop.”