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Middle Eastern & North African Cinema & Film: Palestinian Cinema & Film

A subject guide providing selected resources and other aggregated information for researching and studying Middle Eastern & North African Cinema & Film

Palestinian Film Databases & Collections

Film Journals

Palestinian Film: News and Reviews at IMEU.net

Dreams of a Nation, an independent project founded to provide resources and information on Palestinian cinema. Based at Columbia University, USA.

General History & Background

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A Chronology of Palestinian Cinema
A chronology in two parts, (1927-1999) and (2000-2012). Comprising nearly one thousand entries, this work represents an ongoing research project. For suggested additions or corrections, contact CPS Visiting Researcher, Noemi Artal.

Chronology of Palestinian cinema (1927-1999) Compiled by Dr. Noemí Artal from Centro de Documentación sobre Cine Palestino & Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University.
"This chronology of films made by Palestinian filmmakers is part of an audiovisual inventory of the traces that history has left in the 20th century. It consists of the (transliterated) original title and a translation into English and Spanish of 281 films (on-going research)."

Palestine in film  A Guide and an Annotated  Filmography  By Marvin Wingfield. (American -Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC))

Una cronología del cine palestino / A Chronology of Palestinian Cinema (1927-1999). Noemí Artal. Centro de Documentación sobre Cine Palestino & Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University, 5 de febrero de 2013 (actualizado 22 de abril de 2013). [The Documentation Centre of Palestine Film, a project of collective Handala]

Una cronología del cine palestino /A Chronology of Palestinian Cinema (2000-2012). Noemí Artal. Centro de Documentación sobre Cine Palestino & Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University, 9 de marzo de 2013 (actualizado 22 de abril de 2013). [The Documentation Centre of Palestine Film, a project of collective Handala]

Cine, culturas y ocupación. Noemí Artal, Centro de Documentación sobre Cine Palestino, 8 de octubre 2012. [The Documentation Centre of Palestine Film, a project of collective Handala]

Hamid Dabashi (ed.), Dreams of a Nation: on Palestinian Cinema (London/New York: Verso, 2006).

Bibliografía / Cine palestino Centro de documentación [The Documentation Centre of Palestine Film, a project of collective Handala]

Not forgotten: The Palestinian Film Archive | BFI

Palestinian Cinema: 10 Must-See Movies from the Territories

The Palestine Film Foundation: PFF

Palestinian Film: News and Reviews at IMEU.net

Dreams of a Nation, an independent project founded to provide resources and information on Palestinian cinema. Based at Columbia University, USA.

Cinema of Palestine @ Expand Your Mind

The FilmLab: Palestine is a non-profit company established in 2014, and based in the Old Town of Ramallah, Palestine. Inspired by personal experience to empower Palestinian youth in refugee camps in Jordan to tell their own personal history and document their collective memory through film art, the Film Lab uses international models of public and private partnerships to effectively promote film art and film culture in Palestine with the greater aspiration to create a productive, dynamic film industry in Palestine.

Statistical Atlas of Palestine
From the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) of the Palestine National Authority.

سينما الثورة الفلسطينية في فيلم "خارج الإطار"

Reference Sources

Select Palestinian Movies / Filmografy

In the Image: Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation 2016 Video [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016. In English, palestinian [Arabic]. In the Image, explores the daily lives of Palestinian women living in the occupied West Bank.

Six days in June 2007. Video Paris : Point du Jour International, 2007. Multiple languages. This edition in Hebrew, Arabic, and English with English subtitles.

‎‫‏الزمن الباقي : سيرة الحاضر الغائب / al-Zaman al-bāqī : sīrat al-ḥāḍir al-ghāʾib = The time that remains : chronicle of a present absentee 2012

Video New York, NY : Sundance Selects, c2012. In Arabic, Hebrew, and English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish. [1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color]. ["A humorous, heartbreaking film that explores life among the Israeli Arab community from 1948 to the present day, shot largely in homes and places in which Suleiman's family once lived. Inspired by his father's diaries, letters his mother sent to family members who had fled the Israeli occupation, and the director's own recollections, the film recounts the saga of the filmmaker's family in subtly hilarious vignettes.] Uris Library Dean Room Videodisc 5191.

Roadmap to apartheid c2012 Video [United States] : Ubuntu Films, c2012. In English, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Turkish, Swedish, Czech, Hebrew, Dutch, Russian, Danish. Uris Library Dean Room Videodisc 5350

Palestinian Film Streaming

All palestinian Movies and TV Shows on Netflix Worldwide - Flixsearch 

New Palestine films to look out for (and others to watch online)

Image result for streaming film - سينما العرب - تحميل ومشاهدة أفلام أغاني | فيلم مترجم | ترجمة arbcinema.com سينما العرب موقع متخصص في تحميل الافلام و المسلسلات العربية و ترجمة الأفلام الأجنبية Arab Film Distribution is a distributor of films about the Arab world. The Seattle-based company distributes its films in North America, and was founded in 1990 by the Seattle Arab & Iranian Film Festival, which was in turn created for the 1990 Goodwill Games. In 2005, the company launched a theatrical subsidiary, Typecast Entertainment Best Arabic Language Movies on Netflix Instant “Here are the best Arabic movies on Netflix, ranked by fans of foreign film. Netflix Instant offers all manner of international films in many languages, but every single film on this list of Netflix Arabic movies stands out. These Arabic language movies come from Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, occupied Palestine, and more. Some are documentaries, some are dramas, and some are thrillers, but all are superb Arabic movies streaming on Netflix.”

Kanopy  Homethousands of classic feature films, educational shorts and documentaries [·Cornell University on Kanopy platform which you can access with your Cornell login: If a title doesn’t show up in a search  let me know and we’ll contact Kanopy and ask them to acquire it [from the library's online catalog].

.Alexander Street Press have deals on their packages, which the library has bought, but do sell individual titles now as well .

Media That Matters  Short films that showcase topics of interest from all over the world.

World Digital Library Provides access to digitized items from all over the world.

The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project Restored films from films all over the world made available through streaming content