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The “New” Cinema of Palestine

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villatouma Scene from Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma

Recent Palestinian films such as Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma and Najwa Najjar’s Eyes of A Thief have been described as “new,” offering “unique” perspectives on Palestinian life. Daoud Kuttab for example, writing in Al Monitor, places Najjar’s film within a cadre of filmmakers, some new, others well-established, who are “trying to show the complexity of Palestinian life”:

Now, however, a new cadre of Palestinian filmmakers is trying to show the complexity of Palestinian life, and therefore Palestinians’ humanity. Filmmakers such as Michel Khleifi, Elia Suleiman, Hany Abu Assad, Azza el Hassan, Suha Arraf, Raed(Andoni), Saed Andoni and others have portrayed much more nuanced and complex visions of Palestinian life under occupation.

Some of the film-makers themselves have pointed out that, even though their work may develop new themes, they are building on previous work and locate their films very much within…

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This entry was posted on October 12, 2014 by in 【Post-Film Posts】, 【Voices of Muslims】 and tagged .
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