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Supporting Palestinian Culture and Development

Uploaded on Nov 3, 2011

http://www.mdgfund.org/ The MDG-F works with UNESCO( The first UN agency to recognize the Palestinian state) to improve livelihoods & social cohesion in the Occupied Palestinian Territories by developing their rich cultural heritage. Projects are particularly focused on boosting women’s incomes through the production of handicrafts & the promotion of home hospitality for tourists. The programme also helps develop policies that safeguard Palestinian culture.


Palestinian Literature Festival 2013

Published on Jun 1, 2013

A short film shot during three days of the Palestinian Literature Festival 2013 in Nablus, Ramallah and Bir Zeit.

About Palfest:

The Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest) was established in 2008 with the aim of supporting cultural life in Palestine, breaking the cultural siege imposed on Palestinians by the Israeli military occupation and strengthening cultural links between Palestine and the rest of the world.

Since 2008 an annual literary festival has been the center of our activities and we have brought dozens of influential literary figures from the UK, US and Arab world to teach workshops and perform in free public events. We partner with dozens of Palestinian organizations — cultural and educational — to produce an immersive, collaborative festival every year.

Outside of the festival dates we are committed to an ongoing programme of educational work with our partners, the Palestine Writing Workshop. The Workshop is a volunteer led organization that has been offering trainings since November 2009 when it was initiated with PalFest participant Rachel Holmes, as writer in residence.

We work to reaffirm, in the words of Edward Said, ‘the power of culture over the culture of power’


PalFest Gaza 2012 | احتفالية فلسطين للأدب: غزة ٢٠١٢

Published on Dec 5, 2012

A short film about Palfest Gaza, May 2012.

Featuring interviews with Ahdaf Soueif, Sahar Elmougy, Khalid al Khamissi and Jamal Mahjoub, scenes from the workshops and live events including Eskenderella’s concert.

Directed, filmed & edited by Murat Gökmen


The 2011 Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest)

Published on Mar 16, 2012

Short film that sums up what happened on the 2011 Palestine Festival of Literature is now online. Featuring interviews with participants, scenes from the workshops, the public events, the military checkpoints and the Israeli Army’s tear gas attack on the last night, the film really captures the feel of the festival.

Directed & Edited by Murat Gokmen


The Other Side Of Palestine – الوجه الآخر لفلسطين

Uploaded on Feb 22, 2012

A tour in the Palestinian culture and heritage
Showing the brighter side of the Holy Land. The Australian Palestinian Cultural Centre presents The Other Side OF Palestine a short movie done and produced by The APCC.
The APCC is a non-profit community organization founded in 2009 representing the Palestinian Community in Australia. Since then the APCC focus on Supporting the Palestinian Cause, People, and Culture. The APCC is running projects in Australia, Palestine, Lebanon refugee camps, and will support any one working or researching of Palestine.
You are welcomed to contact us by sending an e-mail to :
or to P.O Box 816 lakemba, nsw, 2195
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