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Mixed Feelings

What happens if one learns that one’s child is actually Jewish-Israeli and you are a Muslim Palestinian mother and father? …

Citizen Journalist

The tiny Palestinian village of Bil’in has become the frontline in the drawn-out struggle to stop Israel building a wall …

Review: Where Do We Go Now?

The film is a tale of one unspecified Arab village—likely in Lebanon where the film was shot—that oscillates between coexistence …

The Dictator of Laughs

Admiral Shabazz Aladeen, dictator of Wadiya, has much in common with other despots. He is an ophthalmologist like Al-Assad of …

Resilience and Injustice

From 20 April through 3 May, the Palestine Film Festival brings a wide range of films addressing Palestinian realities to …

Once Upon a Lost Time in Turkey

Acclaimed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan recently said, “I like to create to mislead people.” Everything about his extraordinary, Palme …

Cinema After 9/11

How’s this for a trick question: which European actor received an Oscar nomination in 2012 for an entirely silent performance …

Inside the Iron Lady

No one walks quite like Margaret Thatcher. She scurries with her knees bent, the handbag swinging like a tightly wound …