A tragic love story between two Palestinians living under Israeli occupation received an award at the Cannes film festival on Monday and broke new ground as the first film fully funded by the Palestinian cinema industry.

"Omar" by director Hany Abu-Assad, known for the 2005 award-winning film "Paradise Now", is a political thriller interwoven with a story of trust and betrayal as two lovers are torn apart by Israel’s secret police and Palestinian freedom fighters.

Omar, a baker, is in love with Nadia, the sister of his friend Tarek who is a Palestinian fighter in the West Bank.

(Reuters)

I’m so excited to watch this! Paradise Now is dope too.


  1. swindling reblogged this from alhayatjamilah
  2. fafathelazyperfectionist reblogged this from wasted72years
  3. wasted72years reblogged this from lastuli
  4. alhayatjamilah reblogged this from lastuli
  5. hijabster reblogged this from arabicforprincess
  6. arabicforprincess reblogged this from lastuli
  7. scandalousbazinga reblogged this from theuprooted and added:
    this movie is AMAZING .. they NEED to win the Oscar
  8. salmasky reblogged this from theuprooted
  9. roaringcorgi reblogged this from theuprooted
  10. radiantvoice reblogged this from blackmagicalgirlmisandry
  11. ilikeyourmocha reblogged this from nxivete
  12. unlobolunatico reblogged this from afro-taino
  13. allvelvet reblogged this from versaria