Jenin On Film


MIRROR: Hassan's film reflects Palestinian division

At the premiere of Nizar Hassan's documentary film, Egteyah (Invasion), the emcee welcomed not one theater audience but two — in separate cities and separate nations — and apologized to those inside "Palestine" as they listened from their theater seats in Nazareth, the Arab town in northern Israel: "We used to think about you with prejudiced feelings," he said, "but we discovered through Nizar that shouldn't be the case." It was a moment of great symbolism for Hassan, a Palestinian director who carries an Israeli passport, because it brought together communities long divided by mutual suspicion. But the two audiences watching...

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