A Community and Dialogue

Outside of the Museum of Fine Arts’ Remis Auditorium on a Wednesday evening, two Palestinian women chatter rapidly in Arabic. One is a filmmaker, the other a film festival organizer, and throughout their conversation the occasional English word pops up: “Film festival… Northeastern… to introduce art & music…so that’s where we are!” The last line brings … Continue reading

Boston Palestine Film Festival to celebrate it’s 5th year in Boston

The Boston Palestine Film Festival will mark it’s 5th anniversary when it opens Friday, October 21st at the Museum of Fine Arts. The nine day festival will be screening over 50 Palestinian-related films created by Palestinian, American, Israeli, and other international film makers at the MFA and venues across Boston. Elia Suleiman’s semi-autobiographical black comedy, … Continue reading

Sculpting an Identity

Michael Maria recalls the afternoon in September 2006 when he witnessed the killing of a 14-year-old Palestinian youth by an Israeli patrol in the West Bank. The Massachusetts native rarely left his aunt and uncle’s two-story stone house when visiting them in Bethlehem; he had never learned Arabic, and it was dangerous visiting, let alone … Continue reading