Arts and Culture

"Tree of Life" - New hip-hop track from Rami GB featuring DAM's Mahmoud Jrere

“Tree of Life” (Shajaret Al Hayah) is a new hip-hop track from Rami GB, Mahmoud Jrere (of DAM), Ahmad Srour, Suleiman al-Zawahira. It’s an ode to the olive tree – a symbol of continuity, steadfastness and resistance in Palestine – and frequent target for destruction by Israel from 1948 to the present day. 

Suheir Hammad's new poem and short film: "Into Egypt"

Whether it’s poems that resist the drumbeats of war or hold a mirror up to the sorrows of New Orleans, Hammad’s work continues to articulate the redemption that she reminds us is always there. In her new poem, Into Egypt, Hammad dives into the energy of the current uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, holding the narrative of Egypt’s revolt in a personal, deeply moving light. 

New viral music video: "Freedom for Palestine"

A brand-new song and music video entitled “Freedom for Palestine” hit the internet this week, and has already received tens of thousands of hits and an endorsement from Coldplay, one of the top pop-rock bands in the world.  

WATCH: Long trailer for "The Wanted 18: A True Story of Bovine Resistance"

A brilliant new documentary film is being produced in Palestine, focusing on a story that took place during the first intifada in the late 1980s in Beit Sahour near Bethlehem. As Palestinians rebelled against lethal Israeli policies across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the Israeli military attempted to quash popular uprisings through unmitigated violence, repression and long-term curfews. 

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