"The arts play a crucial role in changing the world
and film trumps them all."
Farah is the daughter of Palestinians living in diaspora, who — unlike the millions that continue to remain stateless in refugee camps — were fortunate enough to make a home in 1970's Britain.
Born, raised and educated in London, Farah began her career as a banker with JP Morgan, but went on to build a children-focused business that she ran for 10 years.
As a Palestinian in diaspora, Farah always thought she understood the injustices suffered by her people. But seeing it first-hand during a visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories changed her in a deep and overwhelming way. Witnessing the treatment of children was particularly harrowing and she kept thinking "what if that was my child?"
She instinctively knew that offering sympathy and the occasional charity was no longer enough. And after months of frustration not knowing how she could make a difference, she founded a media production company, Native Liberty, whose artistic works could help others see and feel what the Palestinians experience.
In her words, "The arts play a crucial role in changing the world and film trumps them all. It gives voices to the silenced. And hearing those voices helps build the mutual understanding needed to effect change."
In June 2016, Farah launched oceansofinjustice.com, bringing together a website and soon-to-be-released short film that draw attention to the many ongoing injustices that the Palestinians face.
In 2017, she hopes to release her second short film, Today They Took My Son.
Janan Shihadeh (Artist)
We know about this horrendous plight. We read and hear about it. But the intensity in which you've presented it hits straight to the heart.
Lisa Durante (Founder & Editor-in-Chief, New You Magazine)
This production has further cemented my desire to use my own creative abilities to give service in healing Palestine.
Waël Kabbani (Executive Creative Director, Iambic Dream Inc)
WOW! Everything from the words, the narration, the screenplay, the music, the artistic production, the imagery, the acting, and I can keep going on, is top notch.
Hanan Ashrawi (Palestinian legislator, activist & scholar)
I heard and I watched and I’m deeply moved—touched to the core. The word, the image, the idea, and the emotion are all so compelling and genuine.
John Pilger ()
Farah Nabulsi's extraordinary film is a landmark work.
Sara Roy ()
This short but masterful film shows that we are all Palestinians and they are us. There is no “other.”
Noam Chomsky ()
This heartbreaking film, and the brutal reality of which it is a tiny sample, tell us loud and clear that the law should be enforced.
Miko Peled ()
Israel's cruelty, a mother's pain and despair and a child's trauma are all faithfully and painfully illustrated in Farah Nabulsi's film.
Jonathan Cook ()
The visual and verbal poetry of Farah Nabulsi’s short film powerfully conveys the horrors suffered by generations of Palestinian children, and their families, under belligerent Israeli occupation.
Ben White ()
Farah Nabulsi's film provides a glimpse of the human cost of Israel's systematic detention and abuse of Palestinian children.
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