About Farah

Farah Nabulsi is a British-Palestinian filmmaker and human rights advocate.

She is the daughter of Palestinians who were fortunate enough to make a home in 1970's Britain — unlike the millions who continue to remain stateless in refugee camps.

Born, raised and educated in London, Farah began her career as an institutional equity stock broker. She ended up with a CFA designation at JP Morgan Chase before moving on to build a children-focused business that she ran for 10 years.

As a Palestinian in the 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 her sympathy and occasional charity was no longer enough and that she had to do more.

After a few months of contemplation, research and frustration, she began her journey of raising people’s consciousness and understanding of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and human rights. She created a nonprofit production company through which she produces short films that help others feel what Palestinians experience. She created a digital resource to deconstruct the occupation in a way never done before. And she is currently working on a project to help people of conscience become digital advocates for the Palestinian struggle.

Through her films, speaking engagements and social entrepreneurship, Farah hopes to draw attention, empathy and context to the many ongoing injustices that Palestinians face.

Filmmaker

Farah writes, directs and produces creative short films that help Western audiences feel what it’s like to be a Palestinian living under Israeli Occupation. Her forthcoming film, The Present shines a spotlight on how Palestinians are deprived of the basic right to freedom of movement.

In her words: "The arts play a crucial role in changing the world and I believe film precedes them all. It gives voices to the silenced. And hearing those voices helps build the mutual empathy and understanding needed to effect change."

Her films have been officially selected to international film festivals around the world and her novel approach has been endorsed by the likes of Noam Chomsky, Hanan Ashrawi, John Pilger, Ken Loach and others.

Films

Oceans of Injustice

For decades, a gross injustice has been perpetuated against an entire people. Through consumption of news media, we think we understand what they are going through. But we have no idea.

Today They Took My Son

A mother coping with her young son being taken away by a military system. Her helplessness to prevent the cruel and inhumane treatment she knows he is experiencing is more than any mother can bear.

Nightmare of Gaza Coming Soon

A haunting, abstract and experimental narrative of a woman in the streets of Gaza surrounded by the devastation after the bombs have stopped. She has been helping others, but revelations show it is she who now needs help.

Speaker

Farah is an engaging and relatable speaker. She brings a down-to-earth artists perspective into the discourse that leaves audiences enlightened, energised and inspired.

In addition to the following topics, she can tailor her presentations according to each event and each audience:

  • Importance of Artistic Advocacy
  • Now is the time to act for Palestine
  • Refugee Right of Return 
  • Israeli Apartheid
  • Palestinian Child Prisoners
  • Occupation 101

Speaking engagements have included

  • United Nations headquarters, Trustee Council Chamber, USA
  • California State University, USA
  • London School of Economics, UK
  • Democrats for North Orange County, USA
  • Friends of Palestine Bath, UK
  • Welfare Association, Jordan
  • SOAS, UK
  • Westminster University, UK
  • Friends of Al Quds Foundation, UK
  • London College of Communication, UK
  • Palestine Expo, UK
  • CAABU, UK
  • King’s College, UK
  • York University, Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we screen Farah's films at our event?

Sure you can. Just get in touch with Farah using the 'CONTACT' tab and let her know details about the event. She will arrange for downloadable film files to be sent to you.  On request, if Farah is available and depending on location, she can also do a Q&A session either in person or via video conference call for your screening event.

How can I visit Palestine?

If you are interested in visiting Palestine, please send Farah a message. While she does not arrange trips, she will forward your enquiry to someone who does.

How can I support Farah's work?

There are many ways, ranging from hosting private screenings, introductions, student support, funding and more. Send a message introducing yourself and how you think you could support her.

Can I work with Farah?

Everything is possible! Just send a message to Farah with details about yourself and your skillset and how you think you can work together.

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