Cinema Palestine

Numerous film clips and interviews with noted directors enhance this straightforward 2013 overview of Palestinian filmmaking. Many of the interviewees comment on the value of cinema as a political tool that enables Palestinians to share their unmediated perspectives with other countries, yet some of the most interesting statements note the downside of this. “How do you make an apolitical film when every aspect of your life is politicized?” asks American-based director Annemarie Jacir (Salt of This Sea), conveying the difficulty of developing an independent voice when you’re expected to speak for an entire people. Tim Schwab directed. In English and subtitled Arabic.