Rami Younis & Sarah Ema Friedland
A story of a city that once connected Palestine to the world –what it once was, what it is now, and what it could have become.
Directors Biography :
"Rami Younis (Director/Producer) is a Palestinian filmmaker, writer, and journalist from Lyd. Rami currently hosts a daily news show on Israel national broadcasting corporation’s channel in Arabic, called “On the Other Hand” - a show that exposes fake news and pushes back against misinformation regarding Palestinian citizens of Israel. He was a 2019-20 Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School. As a journalist, he wrote for the online magazine +972 and served as both writer and editor of its Hebrew sister site, “local call”, a journalistic project he co-founded, designed to challenge Israeli mainstream journalism outlets. Rami served as a parliamentary consultant and media spokesperson for Palestinian member of Knesset (Israeli parliament) Haneen Zoabi. Rami is also co-founder and manager of the first-ever “Palestine Music Expo”: an event that connects the local Palestinian music scene to the worldwide industry.
Sarah Ema Friedland (Director/Producer/cinematographer) is a documentary filmmaker and media artist based in New York. Friedland’s works have screened widely in the US and abroad and have been broadcast nationally on PBS. Her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Paul Newman Foundation, the Ford Foundation, NYSCA, the LABA House of Study, The Palestinian American Research Center, and the MacDowell Colony. She is a recipient of the 2014 Paul Robeson award from the Newark Museum and was nominated for a New York Emmy. Friedland is the Director of the MDOCS Storyteller’s Institute at Skidmore College and an active member of the Meerkat Media Collective.