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The Resource Palestinian writers, directed by Matteo Bellinelli and Producted by RTSI-Televisione svizzera, (electronic resource)

Palestinian writers, directed by Matteo Bellinelli and Producted by RTSI-Televisione svizzera, (electronic resource)

Label
Palestinian writers
Title
Palestinian writers
Statement of responsibility
directed by Matteo Bellinelli and Producted by RTSI-Televisione svizzera
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a portrait of two important women writers from the West Bank: Sahar Khalifah and Liana Badr. Sahar Khalifah, a feminist and revolutionary, is considered by some to be the most prominent Palestinian novelist. Her novels, including Wild Thorns, The Door of the Sirens and The Sunflowers, reflect her opinions calling for a revision of the male dominated hierarchy in Arab society. After studying in the U.S. for eight years, Sahar returned to Nablus in the West Bank to start a center for Arab women. The documentary follows her as she walks through the old streets of Nablus, talking about her views on religion: "New interpretations of the Koran are needed if women are to advance in the Arab world ... If change does not come through Islam, we will find other ways - perhaps through international law". She also discusses her criticism of the Palestinian Authority and its aging leadership: "How ironic that the Intifada has encouraged women to study at the university but has not freed them from being oppressed and exploited. In fact, Palestinian men who say they are fighting for freedom, equality and justice, deny those rights to women and practice discrimination against women in private." Liana Badr, an intellectual who has experienced several dislocations in her life as a result of being part of the Palestinian Establishment, returned to Palestine after the Oslo Agreement of 1993. She now works for the Palestinian Culture Ministry, writing on themes of Palestinian history and memory and producing films. She recently filmed the Palestinian poet Fadwa Touquan, now in her eighties, well-known as an eminent Palestinian intellectual of the 20th century
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bellinelli, Matteo
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana
Runtime
58
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Badr, Liyānah
  • Khalīfah, Saḥar
Target audience
general
Label
Palestinian writers, directed by Matteo Bellinelli and Producted by RTSI-Televisione svizzera, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1642916
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1642916/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (58 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209734
  • (OCoLC)747797510
Video recording format
other
Label
Palestinian writers, directed by Matteo Bellinelli and Producted by RTSI-Televisione svizzera, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1642916
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1642916/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (58 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209734
  • (OCoLC)747797510
Video recording format
other

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