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Palestine / “The Devil’s Driver” wins the Jury award at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival was held from March 10th to 20th. Shown in competition with 12 other selected features, The Devil’s Driver won the Special Jury award. The jury – Angeleki Aristomenopoulou, Michael Graversen and Laurien ten Houten – said the “film shines a light on burning issues and gives a voice to a group …

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FRANCE / For its 10th year the Noisy-le-Sec Festival of Franco-Arab Film puts Palestine in the seat of honour

FFA 2021

Having been cancelled in 2021 because of the health crisis, the Franco-Arab Film Festival (FFFA) of Noisy-le-Sec ran from November 12th to 23rd. Since 2011 this annual event has supported “recent films by film-makers from Arab countries and French directors whose backgrounds and concerns are linked to those countries.” A total of 29 feature films, …

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PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES / Netflix presents “Palestinian Stories”, a collection of award-winning films about Palestine

Palestinian Stories

On October 14th, US streaming giant Netflix launched “Palestinian Stories”, a collection of 32 award-winning films and documentaries, either directed by Palestinian film-makers or telling stories about Palestinian lives. “Spanning many genres and styles, the collection showcases the depth and diversity of the Palestinian experience, exploring people’s lives, dreams, families, friendships and love,” Netflix officials …

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TUNISIA PALESTINE / Two Arab directors pre-selected for the 93rd Oscars

Oscars 2021

The Tunisian Kaouther Ben Hania and the British-born Palestinian Farah Nabulsi are the two Arab women directors in competition for the 93rd Academy Awards.  “The Man Who Sold His Skin” by Kaouther Ben Hania Kaouther Ben Hania’s “The Man Who Sold His Skin” is one of 15 films competing for the Oscar for Best International Feature. The …

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PALESTINE / Hany Abu-Assad shooting his next feature

On July 15th Palestinian director Hany Aby-Assad resumed shooting Huda’s Salon. Filming began earlier this year, but had to shut down in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Huda’s Salon is set in Bethlehem on the West Bank. Before the production was put on hold, the crew had been working in Nazareth, Abu-Assad’s home town, …

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PALESTINE / Discover the web-series “Palestiniennes”

Palestiniennes (Palestinian Women) is a web-series produced by Mariette Auvray. From Haifa to Ramallah she talked to young women about their daily lives and work. Although each is very different, the nine women interviewed share a common battle: to preserve Palestinian identity and culture. Having made Goodbye Jerusalem (2018) about young Israelis, Mariette Auvray began …

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FRANCE / “Palestine en vue” Festival

The sixth Palestine en vue festival will take place from March 31st to April 8th 2020. Held in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, the festival shows the local public the diversity of Palestinian films. It also highlights the different players within this world. Behind the project is the ERAP foundation, which this year gives the presidency …

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