Palestinian Cinema & TV | السينما والتلفزيون الفلسطيني
Historically, depiction of Palestinian—and indeed most Arab or Muslim—life in popular media, particularly in Hollywood, has been marked by demeaning stereotypes and general denigration or trivialization of our humanity. Recently, however, two mainstream productions signal a change in this trend.
For the first time in the history of American television, a series about a Palestinian man premiered on Netflix in 2022. “Mo” is a comedy-drama of a Palestinian immigrant in Texas, based on the real life of its creator, Mo Amer.
At the same time, the Palestinian/Jordanian film, “Farha,” streamed on Netflix, marking the first time a US film audience got a glimpse of the horrors perpetrated by the nascent Jewish state.
We are joined by Darin Sallam, Director and Writer of “Farha,” actor Adam Bakri who rose to prominence with his compelling performance in the film “Omar,” and Maytha Alhassen, co-executive producer of the Hulu show “Ramy,” in which she also co-wrote an episode in season 3 where Ramy goes to Occupied Palestine.