Films by Palestinian Women Directors Available Online

They will be streamed on the Another Screen platform until June 19th

Left: Still from Electrical Gaza (Rosalind Nashashibi, 2015)
Right: Still from We Began By Measuring Distance (Basma Alsharif, 2009)
Another Screen

The free streaming project Another Screen was created by Another Gaze magazine to distribute independent women's films from different geographic regions. The screening program For a Free Palestine: Films by Palestinian Women is available on their website until June 19th.

Films are added gradually, but currently you can get acquainted with the works of Palestinian women directors: Basma Alsharif, Rosalind Nashashibi, Larissa Sansour, Razan AlSalah, Layaly Badr, and others. Mahasen Nasser-Eldin presented a picture about  women who, in 1929, formed their own movement to protest the British High Commissioner's prejudice against the Arab population. Shuruq Harb, based on videos from the 1990s found on the Internet, shows the stream of experiences  of a Palestinian teenager, her engagements with friendship and romance in the political atmosphere of the Oslo Accords. Films in Arabic are accompanied by English subtitles; the full list of directors and films is presented on the website.

In addition, the organizers are accepting donations to “facilitate medical, legal, and infrastructure aid on the ground. Secondary donations go to supporting filmmaking in Gaza; restoration projects of older Palestinian films; cultural centres for refugees, and more.”

Read more on the website.