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Author Archives: Nancy Kalow

Interview with Lara

Interview with Lara by EC ’24. Lara is a 22-year-old student from East Jerusalem, studying at North Cyprus University to be a filmmaker. She is determined to use the platform to “share the experience, share the feeling, share the eyes of Palestinian people who can’t express their message” and already has several films on YouTube … Continue reading »

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Interview with Ahmed

Interview with Ahmed by EK ’24 Ahmed is a documentary filmmaker from Gaza currently working in the United States. He grew up in a refugee camp in Gaza with his parents and seven older siblings and moved to the US after receiving a scholarship to New York University. He received a master’s degree in News … Continue reading »

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Interview with Rami

Interview with Rami by CK ’24. Rami is a writer, journalist, filmmaker, and cultural activist from Lyd, a town 10-minutes from Tel Aviv, Israel. He studied biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, but currently works in cultural activism. Rami is one of the founders of the Palestine Music Expo, which is a three-day festival … Continue reading »

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Interview with Wasim

Interview with Wasim by PM ’24. Wasim is a true modern day renaissance man. He is a husband, a father of three, works not only in an importing/exporting business with his brother but also as a teacher of modern Arabic. Wasim grew up in the old city of Hebron, the second largest city in the … Continue reading »

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Interview with Ahmad

Interview with Ahmad by KA ’23 and SC ’23. Ahmad is a photographer, photojournalist, documentarist, and activist from the West Bank. He works with the organization ActiveStills, which joins Israeli and Palestinian photographers to document the Israel-Palestine conflict. Ahmad believes that his mission is to fix what he views as a decades-long colonial project against … Continue reading »

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Interview with Sarah

Interview with Sarah by AC ’23, HH ’23, and KW ’23. Sarah is a documentary film student entering graduate school. She grew up in Jericho in the West Bank of Palestine, and in this audio interview, she explains her experience with aggressive Israeli border patrol as she attempts to cross the border into Jerusalem with … Continue reading »

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Interview with Thaer

Interview with Thaer by CBA ’23 and ZB  ’23. Thaer, a filmmaker, environmentalist, husband, father, and refugee, highlights his experiences throughout his childhood living in the Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem. He describes his relations with his friends, family, and the Israeli soldiers who occupied the area. He begins with his family members, specifically his … Continue reading »

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Interview with Tala

Interview with Tala by ND ’22 and TH ’22.   Tala lives in Ramallah, Palestine. She is a 2017 graduate of Al-Quds Bard College Palestine/Abu-Dis with a degree in media studies. Tala spent a semester studying in New York. She is currently working as a film editor and photographer. Her work in short film documents … Continue reading »

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Interview with Sofia

Interview with Sofia by BA ’22 and GR ’22 Sofia is a fifth generation Palestinian currently living in Washington, DC. Born in Santiago, Chile (and then living in a smaller town called Temuco), Sofia grew up in a multicultural home – her father’s family originating from Bethlehem. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Chile and … Continue reading »

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Interview with Mohammad

Interview with Mohammad by SA ’22 and MM ’22. Mohammad is a Palestinian filmmaker and freelance journalist living in the Aida refugee camp in the West Bank. The Aida camp, where his family moved shortly after the Nakba in 1948, has been his home since birth. Mohammad is director of media at the Lajee Center, … Continue reading »

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