If there is one continent which has shouldered the burden of the celebrity it is ‘Africa’.

by Samira Sawlani In recent weeks Israel – Palestine has probably taken up more column inches worldwide than it has in years. In fact the ‘conflict’ has enjoyed a showbiz makeover, gaining a place in every Hollywood rag and becoming a topic of conversation on daytime talk shows. It’s entry and new found status is… Read More

Everyday Prisons – Women’s Lives Under Occupation

by Samah Saleh Hanan, a Palestinian woman, was released in a prisoner exchange, after serving five years of her life sentence. In an interview, during my research on women in Israeli prisons, Hanan closed her eyes as she described prison as no more than a series of boxes. The boxes are connected to each other’ she… Read More

A Young Boy’s Journey Symbolises the Struggle of the Palestinian People

This review was first published on the F-Word blog by Huma Munshi The Birds Eye View Film Festival this year celebrated Arab women filmmakers. They hail from a region ripe for storytelling, given its rich history and diverse cultures and all the more engaging with the Arab Spring, a movement from the masses to bring about… Read More