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Cinema Palestine
Cinema Palestine


Tim Schwab


78 minutes

Produced by:
Tim Schwab

Edited by:
Karim Haroun, Yurij Luhovy, David Di Francesco

English, Arabic with English subtitles
    MESA FilmFest, 2014
Toronto Palestine Film Festival, 2014
Chicago Palestine Film Festival, 2014

"It is critical to see Palestinians as real people rather than caricatures."
Tim Schwab, Director

Director Tim Schwab (Being Osama) was so inspired by the quality and breadth of work being created by Palestinian filmmakers under the most difficult conditions, he decided to document this burgeoning cinema on film. His documentary, Cinema Palestine, features interviews with a wide range of film and media makers as well as excerpts from award-winning films to outline the emergence of the Palestinian narrative through film. Cinema Palestine also explores the implications of this important cinema on Palestinian national identity and the relationship between art, personal experience, and politics.

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