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Film Festival conveys the Palestinian narrative to non-Palestinians

Jerusalem24 – The Palestinian Film Festival closed its ninth edition in Argos, Denmark, on May 22. Over the course of four days, several Palestinian and Danish films that champion the Palestinian cause were screened.

Festival director Imad Kaush praised the Danish pioneers during an interview on Vibes, including Palestinians and Arabs, who gathered around the festival.

Kaush expressed the importance of films in conveying the Palestinian narrative to non-Palestinians, deepening awareness of the Palestinian and Arab communities to the Palestinian cause, and consolidating the identity of a generation of refugees born in the diaspora. He added that culture is a tool that unites Palestinians regardless of their differences.

The festival director said, “the festival is non-traditional, this year’s films were carefully selected to reflect clear images of the Palestinian cause.”

This year, “Farha” by Palestinian-Jordanian director Dareen Salam told the story of al-Nakba through the eyes of a little Palestinian girl named Farha. Farha witnesses the massacres, burning, and looting carried out by the Zionist gangs against the Palestinian people and land, with full cover and unlimited assistance from British occupation forces.

In addition, the festival will screen Palestinian director Marwa Jabara Tibi’s film “Loqmet Aish – A Living”, which was produced by Al Jazeera Documentary and documents the journey of Palestinian workers as they commute from their homes in occupied Palestine to their workplaces beyond the Green Line. The film sheds light on the pioneering and leadership role of Palestinian women who take initiative and fill the void left by the workers’ long absence, and highlights these women’s non-traditional roles in securing supportive livelihoods and monitoring work-related risks.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 6 years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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