Archive for the 'Filmmaking' Category

Paradise Now: The Academy site says “Palestine”!

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Ok.. so the film lost. And aparently they said it comes from “the Palestinian Teretorries”. But on the Oscars website it says “Palestine”. Interesting.

I have not seen the film yet. Does anyone know when it will come out in Jordan?

Pro Palestine ‘Paradise Now’ Petition

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Received this from a friend:

Anti-Palestine pressure to remove film ‘Paradise Now’ from Oscar bid AND to remove reference to the film being from ‘Palestine’!

Please read articles below and sign the COUNTER petition to support the nomination and to name Palestine as the country!

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition for […]

From the Chocolate Factory to Scandinavian Children Literature

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Today I finally got around to watching Charlie and Chocolate Factory. I was never exposed to the original book as a kid, so I approached the whole thing with a curious, open mind. The DVD of the movie I watched with my kids was NOT a crappy pirated one, but a […]

Steve Jobs, Buzz Lightyear, Mr Incredible and Nemo on the way to the Magic Kingdom?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Well well. According to reports Disney will be making an offer of $7 Billion to buy Pixar. If this deal goes through, it will make none other than Steve Jobs, the biggest single shareholder in Disney. It will also bring John Lassater, the former Disney animator and the current creative chief of Pixar back to […]

Sahel Hiyari and Alvaro Siza: A short video

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

I’ve known about Sahel’s work with Siza in the context of the ‘Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative’ from a couple of years ago, but was nonetheless happy to come across the short video about it today..

A year of mentorship: View the video

Palestinian Lyrical Front

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Palestinian rappers and their lyrical hip hop resistance. See the ‘Slingshot’ documentary here (in Quicktime) or here (in Windows Media).

Via Yazan Malakha’s Journal. (more links to songs can be found there).

Spam with a freedom song attached

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

Today I got a really weird spam message. It came with .wma attachment of more than 5 MB and the subject line ‘Ana Hurra’. As I am a Mac user and not worried about viruses, I decided to download the attachment and indeed, the attachment was a song entitled Ana Hurra (I am free). I […]