Competition Jury Members and Exhibit Curators

1.      Annemarie Jacir – Award-winning Palestinian Filmmaker and Writer,

2.      Bassam HaddadDirector, Middle East Studies Program, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University

3.      Hilary Rantisi – Director, Middle East Initiative at Harvard University and Co-founder,

4.      Ingrid Jaradat Gassner – Director, BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights,

5.      Jackie Salloum, Award-winning Filmmaker and Artist, Director of the feature film Slingshot Hip Hop (premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008),

6.      Jessica Winegar – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Temple University

7.      Karma Nabulsi – University Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford University and Former PLO Representative

8.      Livia Alexander – Film Curator and Executive Director,

9.      Nathalie Handal – Acclaimed Palestinian Poet, Playright and Writer,

10.  Nizar Wattad – Ragtop of the Philistines, The Philistines

11.  Noura Erakat – National Coordinating Committee Member, US Popular Palestinian Conference

12.  Omar Offendum – Rapper and Spoken-word Artist, The N.O.M.A.D.s

13.  Pervez Sharma – Filmmaker and Executive Director, International Muslim Dialogue Project,

14.  Rania Matar – Award-winning Documentary Photographer,

15.  Rasha Salti – Independent Film/Arts Curator and Freelance Writer

16.  Salma Abu Ayyash – Co-founder of, Palestinian Arts Foundation and Boston Palestine Film Festival

17.  Ute Meta Bauer – Professor, Director of the Visual Arts Program, Dept. of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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