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Hani Jawharieh

Trailblazing Palestinian cinematographer, documented struggle, martyr in Lebanese conflict.

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Date of Birth:

1939

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Jerusalem, Palestine

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Why Featured?

As a pioneering figure in Palestinian cinema, Jawharieh played a pivotal role in documenting the Palestinian struggle through his work in the Palestine Film Unit. His contributions have had a lasting impact on the representation and narrative of the Palestinian people.

Brief bio

Hani Jawharieh was an influential cinematographer and photographer in Palestinian cinema. He co-founded the Palestine Film Unit, which was central in portraying the Palestinian perspective of the Israeli occupation. His work significantly shaped the visual narrative of the Palestinian revolution.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • Born in Jerusalem in 1939​​.

  • Co-founded the Palestine Film Unit, a key contributor to Palestinian cinema​​.

  • His photography and cinematography were central to the Palestinian resistance narrative against Israeli occupation​​.

  • Martyred while filming combat in Ain Toura, Lebanon, in 1976, capturing his own death​​.

  • Posthumously, his work was exhibited in the P21 gallery in London in 2019, showcasing his significant contributions to Palestinian cultural heritage​​.

  • His work formed the backbone of the propaganda against Israeli occupation, shaping the official narrative of the Palestinian revolution​​...See More

  • His film "Siam" presented a picture of Palestinian civil life disturbed by the Israeli army​​...See More

  • Contributed to "Palestine in the Eye," a film that reflects on his life and the impact of his work on the PLO Film Unit​​...See More

Date of Last Update: 
December 15, 2023

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