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

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