Documentary | 90 min | Postproduction
The story of a city that once connected Palestine to the world.
Sarah Friedland’s documentaries have been seen widely in the United States and abroad. In 2009, after the debut of her feature documentary Thing with No Name, she was named one of the Top 10 Independent Filmmakers to Watch by The Independent Magazine. She has received grants, residencies, and fellowships from numerous organisations, including the Jerome Foundation, the Paul Newman Foundation, the Ford Foundation, JustFilms, the Centre of Contemporary Art in Pont-Aven, France, and the MacDowell Colony. Friedland is a recipient of the Paul Robeson Award and a New York Emmy Nomination for her film The Rink, and is the director of the MDOCS Documentary Storyteller’s Institute at Skidmore College.
Director | Producer
Rami Younis is a Palestinian writer and activist from Lyd, who graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He currently writes for the online magazine 972+, and serves as a writer and editor at its Hebrew sister site, Local Call. He is one of the founders of the Palestinian activist group Khotweh, which was active on the issues of home demolitions and Palestinian identity in Lyd and Ramleh, mixed Jewish-Arab cities in occupied Palestine. Youbis served as a parliamentary consultant and spokesperson for the Palestinian member of the Knesset Haneen Zoabi. He is also a co-founder and manager of the first-ever Palestine Music Expo, an event that connects the Palestinian music scene to the worldwide industry.
Producer | Perinspire
Fivel Rothberg specialises in producing short non-fiction films for NGOs and long-format documentaries. He received the 2015 DoGooder Award for Best Impact Video from YouTube and See3 Communications, for Now Is the Time, a production on behalf of the Fund for Modern Courts. Currently, Rothberg is producing Island Soldier, a feature- length documentary by Nathan Fitch about Micronesian citizens serving in the US military. The fillm has the backing of the PBS-affiliated funding body Pacific Islanders in Communications. Rothberg is the associate producer of Kelly Anderson’s My Brooklyn, which aired in 2014 on the PBS series America Reframed.