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Farah Nabulsi

Farah Nabulsi is a Palestinian British filmmaker and human rights advocate. She writes, directs and produces creative short films on Palestinian life under occupation. Her work has been screened internationally at film festivals, universities and at the United Nations. Her forthcoming film, The Present, underscores the importance of freedom of movement as a basic human right. Farah uses the power of storytelling to share the
Palestinian experience with Western audiences. Her novel approach has been endorsed by Noam Chomsky, Hanan Ashrawi, John Pilger, Ken Loach and others.

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 Native Liberty, a non-profit production company, through which she produces short films that help others understand and 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.

Farah has spoken and screened her work internationally at film festivals, universities and at the United Nations. Her novel approach has been endorsed by Noam Chomsky, Hanan Ashrawi, John Pilger, Ken Loach and others. Through her films, speaking engagements and social entrepreneurship, Farah hopes to draw attention, empathy and context to the many ongoing injustices that Palestinians face.

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