Learning to Speak Up

It is the last night of shooting for Elia Suleiman's feature film, Chronicle of Love and Pain. On a quiet street in Sheikh Jarrah, an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem, the 40-year-old director's special effects team is having trouble with a Molotov cocktail that's supposed to be thrown in this scene. A group of gawking Palestinian youths offers to help make a good firebomb. "They have experience with this kind of thing," Suleiman says wryly. A 40-year-old from Nazareth, Israel's biggest Arab town, Suleiman takes the gritty realities of life for Israel's 1 million Arab citizens and...

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