Advisory Board

Mohammed Alatar, Awardwinning Palestinian filmmaker (The Iron Wall, 2006 and Jerusalem: The East Side Story, 2007) and long-time human rights activist

Livia Alexander, PhD, Co-founder, ArteEast

Jose Augusto Barriga, Director, Boston Latino International Film Festival

Hamid Dabashi, PhD, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University and Editor, Dreams of a Nation: On Palestinian Cinema

Annemarie Jacir, Awardwinning Palestinian filmmaker (Like Twenty Impossibles, 2003; The Salt of This Sea, 2008; When I Saw You, 2012); and writer. Co-founder, Dreams of a Nation, and Philistine Films

Michel Khleifi, Awardwinning Palestinian filmmaker and writer (Fertile Memory, 1980; Ma’loul Celebrates Its Destruction, 1984; Wedding in Galilee, 1987; Canticle of the Stones, 1990; The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels, 1995; Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel (with Eyal Sivan), 2004; and Zindeeq, 2009)

Nancy Murray, PhD, Civil Rights Advocate; Co-founder, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights; and Board of Advisors, Gaza Mental Health Programme

Salim Tamari, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Birzeit University and adjunct professor at the Center for Contemporary Studies, Georgetown University; Editor, The Jerusalem Quarterly and Hawliyyat al Quds and Senior Fellow, the Institute for Palestine Studies;  author of several works on urban culture, political sociology, biography and social history, and the social history of the Eastern Mediterranean

Nadia Yaqub, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; author of Pens, Swords, and the Springs of Art: The Oral Poetry Dueling of Palestinian Weddings in the Galilee (Brill Academic Publishers, 2006) and numerous scholarly articles on Palestinian cinema and culture