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I am an Arab, Palestinian and citizen of Israel

Posted 1:33 pm August 25, 2014 In: Documents
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I am an Arab, Palestinian and citizen of Israel— I have the right to define my own identity

Film maker Suha Arraf replies to critics who demanded her film be identified as “Israeli”. As Palestinian-made films earn awards and international acclaim, it’s not the first time that Israel has muscled in to try and take the plaudits

 Over the past few weeks, I have been under attack by the public and the media. I suffered this defamatory attack for defining my film Villa Touma as a Palestinian film even though most of the funding came from public foundations of the State of Israel. When the attack was at its height, I refused to (more…)