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Dale Hudson

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Leila Sansour’s Open Bethlehem: Making Palestine Legible and Bethlehem Accessible

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Open Bethlehem. Directed by Leila Sansour. Palestine, 2014 Towards the end of her new documentary Open Bethlehem (Palestine, 2014), filmmaker Leila Sansour discusses her aim to make Palestine “more important and palatable” to the White House and to US citizens. She stands outside the gated capitol of the United States, knowing that the future of her hometown of Bethlehem is directly connected with policies that are in some ways more significantly determined, not in ...

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When I Saw You

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Lamma Shoftak [When I Saw You]. Directed by Annemarie Jacir. Jordan-Palestine-UAE-Greece, 2012. Annemarie Jacir’s Lamma Shoftak/When I Saw You extends her examination of exile and occupation begun in her début feature Milh Hadha al-Bahr [Salt of This Sea] (2008), as well as her earlier shorts and documentaries. Salt of This Sea takes the 1948 Nakba (catastrophe) as a moment of collective trauma through which Soraya (Suheir Hammad), a young Palestinian American woman from ...

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Bio

Dale Hudson

 

Dale Hudson teaches Film and New Media Studies at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). His research applies transnational and postcolonial frameworks to understanding media and appears in Afterimage, Cinema Journal, French Cultural Studies, Screen, among other journals and anthologies. His book-in-progress is entitled “Blood, Bodies, and Borders.” He also curates exhibitions of new media art for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) and serves on the pre-selection committee for the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF).