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Reel Encounters: Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews in Film

  • Kamal Abdel-Malek

Abstract

It was only in the 1940s that Palestinian Arabs began producing films, most of them documentaries by amateurs. A certain Ibrahim Hasan Sarhan mentioned in an interview that he had produced in 1935 a documentary about King Saud’s visit to Palestine. The film was shown in a cinema in Tel Aviv. Other documentaries were produced later in the 1940s, on individual politicians or on social issues such as that of the Palestinian orphans.

Keywords

Refugee Camp Feature Film Divine Intervention Palestinian Refugee Female Soldier 
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Notes

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