Films about Palestine

The Present, 2020
The film is an Oscar nominee. The story is about the challenges Palestinian people have to overcome in their daily lives in a conflict region. A man wants to give his wife a birthday present and goes to the store, taking his little daughter with him. But the journey turns into a challenge because of the daily restrictions of movement - the action takes place in the Palestinian-Israeli border zone.

Farha, 2021
The film takes place in 1948 during the war between Israel and Palestine. Fourteen-year-old Palestinian girl Farhad sits in the basement during the shelling and watches as the war destroys her family and her house.

The Salt of This Sea, 2008
Soraya, a 28-year-old Palestinian, lives in New York. The story describes how she decides to return to Palestine, which is under Israeli rule.

Born in Gaza, 2014
A documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ten children talk about their daily lives and what they have to go through every day after the war in 2014.

Tantura, 2022
During the 1948 war, hundreds of Palestinian villages were emptied. The Israelis call it the "War of Independence." The Palestinians call it "Nakba" - catastrophe. The documentary examines one village of Tantura and why "Nakba" is taboo in Israeli society.

5 Broken Cameras, 2011
Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Award and the 2013 International Emmy Award. Nominated for the 2013 Academy Award.
When his fourth son, Jibril, is born, Emad, a resident of a Palestinian village, gets his first camera. A separation barrier is being built in his village of Bilin, and the villagers are beginning to confront this decision. For more than five years, Emad has been filming the struggle waged by his two best friends and also filming Jibril growing up. Very soon, it affects his family and his own life. Daily arrests and night raids frighten his family; his friends, brothers, and himself are either shot or arrested. One camera after another is fired at or smashed. Each of the 5 cameras tells a part of his story.

Al Nakba, 2013
A four-part series produced by Al Jazeera about the history of the expulsion of Palestinians from their lands, which led to the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948 and the creation of the State of Israel. The series spans the 19th and 20th centuries, including the British mandate in Palestine, and to the present day, documenting the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Arab, Israeli, and Western intellectuals, historians, and eyewitnesses provide a central narrative, accompanied by archival materials and documents, many of which were published for the first time only recently.

The Great Book Robbery: Chronicles of a Cultural Destruction, 2012
The story of 70,000 Palestinian books that were stolen by the newly created State of Israel in 1948. In the film, various storylines are intertwined into a structure that is both dramatically compelling and emotionally disturbing. The interviews are based on eyewitness accounts and cultural criticism, which place the book theft case in a broader historical and cultural context; during this process, the 1948 Palestinian tragedy is shed in a new light, and the moralistic and heroic Israeli narrative of the 1948 war is deconstructed.

3000 Nights, 2015
Layal Asfour, a young Palestinian teacher, ends up in an Israeli prison on a far-fetched charge of terrorism. In prison, she gives birth and raises a child, tries to survive on her own, and finds hope in the future.

Gaza, 2019
This movie reveals a portrait of ordinary people from Gaza who are trying to lead a meaningful life outside the ruins of the eternal conflict.