Beyond Blue and Gray investigates creative life under occupation. How do the continual cycles of violence, curfew and movement restrictions affect the artists color choice, language or treatment of subject? How can a Palestinian artist protect his or her work from the stereotypes of politics and the poetic ravages of war?
Jerusalem in Exile is a film that explores and searches for the visual images of Jerusalem in the nostalgic minds of Palestinians globally. In this film photographer Steve Sabella and poet Najwan Darwish explain how Jerusalem currently exists as a city in ‘exile’, where Palestinians are forbidden from accessing it.
Kan Yama Kan means ‘once upon a time’ in Arabic. Through a multimedia installation of photography, wood and paint, six influential Palestinian artists explore the threads of story and symbol that unite the Palestinian narrative.
Art and Apathy is an exploration of political art in Israel, woven together through visual compositions with courageous underground voices and mainstream artists treading the edges of controversial political conversations.
Winner of BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM at Tribeca Film Festival in 2008. The cultural impact of Israeli society’s militarization has both challenged and stifled the cultivation of creativity in the country. Mandatory Service asks a series of often ignored questions about how forced military service – and resistance to it – influences Israeli artists’ efforts to re-civilize the consciousness of Israeli society.
The Last Artist is a lyrical and visual reflection on the Jewish tradition of speaking out against injustice.
Two exiled Palestinian painters meet in France to discuss the aesthetics of exile, and reflect on creative life under the Israeli Occupation.
One Breathes Time asks one simple question: how much damage can be done in one breathes time?
In this film, artists, singers, emcees, activists, poets and writers come together in an explosive exploration of feminine creation. Each lady brings to the screen her innermost struggles in an attempt to outline the obstacles that face the female artist.
“The Art of Love and Struggle” navigates the challenges of poverty, politics and personal sacrifice and explores love, identity and urban culture. Visit the filmmaker’s website. Reviews “I loved the film. I was extremely impressed, and it exceeded my already high expectations. I loved the message, the passion, and the desire to change the current human perspective. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family, and would never limit it to only hip-hop fans. The message speaks to everyone.” – David Applebaum
“Despite identifying with the voice of independence, empowerment and social justice hip hop provides, women artists are largely invisible to wider audiences. This documentary film by New York filmmaker Jessica Habie provides a format for 14 women to tell their personal stories about the obstacles and struggles to be acknowledged as hip hop artists…The personal diaries and extended interviews with these women are fascinating…listening to these voices and seeing the work of these women provides a new perspective and awareness about what’s going on in this influential culture.” – Linda Frederikson, WSU, Vancouver, WA, Educational Media Reviews Online