Festival opens with The Idol, based on the true story of Gaza-born star Mohammad Assaf. Read more about Palestine film festival returns to Chicago
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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
Highlights include Amina Waheed’s Chicago-filmed documentary Corner Stores and Jessica Habie’s boldly experimental feature Mars at Sunrise. Read more about Chicago Palestine Film Festival returns with Oscar-nominated “Omar”
Funded by the EU, Under the Same Sun portrays boycotters of Israel as bullies. Read more about A tree-hugging "peace" film detached from Palestine's reality
This year’s festival featured work by filmmakers asking questions for their own community. Read more about Looking inward at the Chicago Palestine Film Festival
Annemarie Jacir on honoring the fedayeen who believed return to Palestine was a possibility. Read more about Honoring Palestinian history: filmmaker Annemarie Jacir on "When I Saw You"
Paradise Now director Hany Abu-Assad’s new film selected for the Cannes Film Festival. Read more about Palestine film festivals to open in Chicago and London, plus other cinema news
The under-recognized steadfastness of Palestinians who clung onto their land in the areas of Palestine upon which the State of Israel was declared is lovingly praised in Sameh Zoabi’s lighthearted debut feature Man Without a Cell Phone. Read more about Film review: Palestinians in Israel honored in debut comedy feature
As Palestinians across the world commemorated the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba — the forced expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland in 1947-48 — activists in North America and the UK launched another season of local film festivals that illustrate and emphasize the Palestinian experience. Read more about Around the world, film festivals put focus on Palestine
The 2011 London Palestine Flim Festival will open tomorrow, Friday, 29 April and will run through 11 May. The opening night will feature Zindeeq to be followed by a q & a with director Michel Khleifi and producer Omar Al-Qattan, chaired by Karma Nabulsi. Read more about London Palestine Film Festival opens tomorrow!