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In the News:

“This festival, now in its eighth year, blends film, music, visual art and even stand-up comedy, promoting the work of Palestinian artists.”

NBC4 | For Your Weekend: All Things Go Festival, Free Yoga
Washingtonian | Things to Do in DC This Week (October 1-3): Capitals Home Opener, Curling Lessons, and the Palestinian Arts Fest
DCist | 11 Things to Do Around DC This Week
Washington Post | 12 Things to Do in the DC Area This Week
The DC Line | Capital Projections: International edition

dcpfaf17 - year 7

dcpfaf16 - year 6

In the News:

"This year’s festival stands out not only for its film lineup, but also for the pioneering portal into Gaza using audio and video technology, in collaboration with Mercy Corps and Shared Studios."

Palestine Square | DC Palestinian Festival: An Expression of Home and Exile
Al Ahram | إنها حياتك .. وبيتك
Arab America | 2016 DC Palestinian Film + Arts Festival
DCist | Travel Around The World Of Cinema With 'Tanna' And Israeli And Palestinian Film Festivals
WPFW 89.3 FM | Community Watch & Comment
Palestine Square | Speed Sisters: Cruising through Life in Occupied Palestine
WPFW 89.3 FM | Shay wa Naa Naa



dcpfaf15 - year 5

In the News:

"With each event drawing a unique audience, the future of the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival looks bright; events like these will continue to expand, complementing cinematic offerings and creating new spaces for conversations about intersections between Palestinian art and local communities."

Washington City Paper | The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival, Reviewed
Al Jazeera | Q&A: 'Middle East's most powerful army chasing 18 cows'
Washingtonian | Things to Do in DC This Weekend October 1-4:
Jadaliyya | Fifth Annual DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival Runs October 1-4, 2015
American Word Magazine | DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival
Arab America | DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival 2015
Free Speech Radio News | The Wanted 18 film tells the tale of West Bank cows that became outlaws


dcpfaf14 - year 4

In the News:

"The star of the show here is Between Two Lovers, a panel of women artists hosted by Journal of Palestine Studies managing editor Nehad Khader, with two short films to break up the action. The discussion [explored] how Palestinian art has changed over the years and how, specifically, that’s related to women’s rights in the area."

Washingtonian | What to Do This Weekend: October 2-5
Mondoweiss |
A conversation with Gaza’s ‘boy wonders’ Arab and Tarzan
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs |
Al-Azza’s Photographs “From These Streets”
Jadaliyya |
Fourth Annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival: October 2-5, 2014


dcpfaf13 - year 3

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In the News:

"What is special about DCPFAF is that is has outreach to the Palestinian and Arab community in DC and this means that people who don't follow cinema on a general level or follow film festivals and world cinema, might be reached through DCPFAF." - Annemarie Jacir

Jadaliyya | The Pursuit of Heroes in Palestinian Cinema: An Interview with Annemarie Jacir
Jadaliyya | Mais Darwazah's "The Dinner"
Washingtonian | What to Do This Weekend: September 26 to 29


dcpfaf12 - year 2

In the News:

"DCPFAF showcases the work of Palestinian filmmakers and more generally, promotes the richness of Palestinian Arab culture through cinema, music, and other forms of visual arts."

Jadaliyya | The Last Friday Film Review: DC Premiere at DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival
Arab American Institute | FouseyTube at DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival


dcpfaf11 - year 1

In the News:

"In the midst of high-profile, abstract political discussions about statehood and peace through negotiations, these films convey Palestinians as a people, and the negotiations of their everyday lives."

Jadaliyya | Film and its Voices: The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival
Jadaliyya | The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival: Showcasing Subjectivity