Many of the directors and protagonists of this year’s festival happen to be women. Read more about Drama and uncomfortable questions at Chicago Palestine Film Festival
Sophomore features by Cherien Dabis and Annemarie Jacir receive critical praise; recent documentaries now touring or available online. Read more about New Palestine films to look out for (and others to watch online)
Why migrate? What do you leave when you do? What’s waiting for you? How do you bring the social construct of “home” with you? Or replace it? And in a collection of such heavy questions, where is there room for marijuana jokes? Director Cherien Dabis’ award-winning feature-length debut Amreeka investigates all of these and much more in an hour and a half of marvelous cinema. Jimmy Johnson writes for The Electronic Intifada. Read more about Cherien Dabis' journey to "Amreeka"