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Bye Bye Tiberias: Lina Souleman Finds Her Palestinian Roots

In order to find her personal identity and voice as a filmmaker, Lina Soualem first had to look into her past. “I couldn’t move forward in my life without going back,” she says. 

It’s what led her to create Bye Bye Tiberias, a moving documentary where Lina along with her mother, renowned actress Hiam Abbass (best-known to many now for her supporting role on the TV phenomenon Succession)  explore the lives and legacies of four generations of Palestinian women in their family.read more.

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Tribute to Yoko Ono’s Extraordinary Artistry

John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Yoko Ono is a true iconoclast. Her artistry is enormous — she innovates and inspires: she has survived war, mental health crises, miscarriages and of course, misogyny.
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Multi-Talented Filmmaker Ashley O’Shay’s New Doc ‘Unapologetic’

Ashley O’Shay’s first feature film, Unapologetic, is a documentary that speaks volumes about the many dimensions of Black women and their vast contributions as activists to the Black Lives Matter movement. O’Shay ‘s narrative arc follows two Chicago activists: Bella Bahhs, and Janaé Bonsu.… read more.

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Genderquake ’15: Intro

Women are continuously getting shut out of Hollywood. From Jennifer Lawrence’s open letter on the gender pay gap to Maureen Dowd’s New York Times Magazine exposé, “The Women of Hollywood Speak Out,” the fight for equality rages on. Read filmmaker Rachel Feldman’s response HERE.read more.

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Richard Attenborough Tribute: Chaplin

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough

Part 8: CHAPLIN (1992)

Richard Attenborough entered the 1990s with another amazing biopic, this time profiling one of the silver screen’s early icons: the legendary Charlie Chaplin. Adapted from both Chaplin’s own autobiography and David Robinson’s book, Chaplin: His Life and His Art, the film chronicles Chaplin’s career—as well his personal highs and lows.read more.

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Richard Attenborough: Jurassic Park

Jarrod Emerson’s tribute to Richard Attenborough

Part 4: Jurassic Park (1993)

After focusing exclusively on his directorial career for over a decade, Richard Attenborough stepped back in front of the camera, when Steven Spielberg cast him in the mega-hit, Jurassic Park. Attenborough portrays billionaire industrialist, John Hammond, creator of a ground-breaking, island theme park.read more.

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