There are hundreds, possibly thousands of films about Palestine. Most are not made by Palestinians from within historic Palestine; many more are made by non Palestinians. And rarely are any of these films screened inside Palestine. So this gave us pause for thought; what do Palestinians inside Palestine know of how their struggle is portrayed and how their stories are told? We thought we’d discuss this problem with our students, to see what solutions we could come up with... Continue
    The Nakba Museum Project of Memory and Hope debuts at the Festival Center on June 13, 2015, and we invite you to join us at this special exhibit.   Nakba (‘catastrophe’ in Arabic) refers to the mass expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in 1948 and represents a dark period in the Palestinian existence. However, the Nakba is not just a singular event in the past, it is an ongoing reality for all Palestinians who live under the Israeli... Continue
  Now in its 8th year, the Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest) will take place in cities across Palestine from May 23rd to 28th. The six-day festival will perform a series of free public events and include workshops in Ramallah, Bethlehem, Haifa and Nablus. Because of the continuing blockade of Gaza and the current impossibility of entry, separate-but-twinned events will happen in Gaza City at the same time. The visiting authors will also travel to Jerusalem and al-Khalil (... Continue