Towards a Palestinian Third Cinema

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:20pm


In the 1969s and 1970s politically engaged filmmakers from around the world created documentaries about the Palestinian revolution, including Jean-Luc Godard and Masao Adachi whose works have received considerable critical attention since they first appeared. Less well known are the works of Palestinian and other Arab filmmakers of that time who were committed to making films within the Palestinian revolution. This presentation describes some of their works and their relationship to the more famous Palestinian works of European and Japanese filmmakers.

picture Nadia Yaqub


Nadia Yaqub (PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1999), is professor of Arabic language and culture in the department of Asian studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research addresses film, gender, and literature from the Arab world. She is the author of Pens Swords and the Springs of Art: The Oral Poetry Dueling of Weddings in the Galilee (Brill 2006) and Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution (University of Texas Press 2018). She also coedited Bad Girls of the World (University of Texas Press 2017) with Rula Quawas.