Nancy Zabaneh is a Palestinian-Canadian pioneer of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual fitness in the Arab world as well as an active Kundalini Yoga Instructor, who is on a quest to heal the region by surrendering to a higher spirit.
Filmmaker, screenwriter, author and journalist Alia Yunis is a versatile woman with olive oil in her heart. With her writing appearing in the Los Angeles Times, Aramco World and Sauveur among others, she has also been published in numerous anthologies, featuring both...
Reel Palestine, an annual film festival screening independent and alternative Palestinian films in the UAE. Increasingly anticipated every year by the community, this not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization was founded by Dana Sadek, Nadia Rouchdy and Noora Husseini.
Mohammed “Mo” Amer is an American stand-up comedian and writer of Palestinian descent. He is best known for his Netflix comedy special “The Vagabond” and his role as one third of the comedy trio of “Allah Made Me Funny”.
Hala is an energetic professional who exudes charisma as she mingles with guests and poses for photos from high above the crowd. This ebullient artiste is not only watching us from on high, she is also the creator of many of the beautiful costumes she wears for her performances.
Youssef Sammour, a Palestinian Kiwi who joins the freedom Flotilla Coalition that sails the European seas, spreading awareness and raising funds for the people of Gaza.
For decades young Palestinians have used art as a voice for their community, a platform through which they can narrate their side of the story and share their resilience with the world. One of the forms of art in which that has been the most evident is music, and with each new generation, a new wave of talented musicians and bands take over the Palestinian music scene with their unique identities and diverse sounds. My playlist is somewhat eclectic with different genres of music, all reveling the complexity of Palestinian identity and traditions. Through experimental, jazz, pop and rock and folk, these artist attest to the strong memories of a new generation of Palestinians, and as a result the cultural production is a scared form of resistance that no colonizer can erase.
Getting personal with Farah Nabulsi, a former banker and entrepreneur turned filmmaker and social activist working to bring about a positive change in perceiving Palestine.
With the medium of comedy shedding light on truths that sometimes hard facts cannot bring home as powerfully, Maysoon Zayid has elevated this talent to an art.