Shake by Deema Dabis (2014, 9 min.). A gripping portrait of an encounter between an Israeli airport interrogator and a Palestinian-American traveler who is trying to enter the country.
Ramallah by Flavie Pinatel (2014, 29 min.). An immersive sensory documentary that chronicles a day-in-the-life portrait of the city and its inhabitants, showcasing its profound generational, cultural, and economic contrasts. In Arabic and English with English subtitles.
Mondial 2010 by Roy Dib (2014, 19 min.). This multiple award-winning short about a Lebanese gay couple take an unlikely (and, under Lebanese law, illegal) road trip from Lebanon to Ramallah, chronicling the journey and their off-camera observations in a revealing video diary. Shot with a hand-held camcorder, Mondial 2010 normalizes the abnormal, and by doing so creates its own universe of possibility. In Arabic with English subtitles.
One Minute by Dina Naser (2015, 11 min.). A reimagining of what it was like to live through the attack on the Shuja’iyah neighborhood in Gaza in July of 2014 as a young mother with an infant. In Arabic with English subtitles.
Solomon’s Stone by Ramzi Maqdisi (2015, 25 min.). Hussein, a young Palestinian man, receives a notice from an Israeli post office ordering him to appear in person to receive a package. His curiosity to learn what the package contains drives him to sell everything he owns, despite the outright rejection of his mother, which changes their lives forever. In Arabic with English and Spanish subtitles.
Ave Maria by Basil Khalil (2015, 15 min.). The Nuns of the Sisters of Mercy Convent, in the middle of the West Bank wilderness, have their daily routine of silence and prayer disrupted when a family of Jewish settlers come knocking at their door for help after crashing into the convent’s wall. In Arabic, Hebrew, and English with English subtitles.