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Mohammed Alatar

Champion of Palestinian Narratives through Film

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Why Featured?

Impactful Filmmaking on Palestinian Issues

Brief bio

Mohammed Alatar is a prominent Palestinian filmmaker and human rights activist recognized for his documentary films that highlight the struggles and injustices faced by Palestinians under occupation. His works are notable for their deep engagement with international law and Palestinian rights.

Major Milestones


  • Education and Training in Filmmaking: Alatar was trained as a filmmaker in the USA during the late 1990s, setting the stage for his career in documentary filmmaking.

  • Professional Roles: He held significant roles such as Future Stories Director for CBS News and Media Advisor to UNDP and the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs.

  • Film Directorial Debut: In 2006, Alatar released "The Iron Wall", a documentary examining Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

  • Advocacy Through Film: Released "Jerusalem the East Side" in 2008, detailing the impact of Israeli occupation on East Jerusalem.

  • Continued Filmmaking on Critical Issues: His ongoing project, "Broken", discusses the international community's response to the illegal Israeli Wall despite the International Court of Justice's ruling against it.

  • Documentaries on Key Political Issues: His films, such as "The Iron Wall" and "Jerusalem the East Side", are critical examinations of political issues affecting Palestinians...See More

  • Human Rights Advocacy: Through his films, Alatar promotes awareness and dialogue around the human rights of Palestinians.

  • Educational Impact: His documentaries serve as educational tools that foster a deeper understanding of the geopolitical complexities in Palestine.

  • International Recognition: Alatar's work has been recognized and featured in international film festivals, amplifying the global dialogue on Palestine...See More

  • Community Engagement: Beyond filmmaking, Alatar engages in discussions and debates that aim to educate and mobilize action on Palestinian rights.

Date of Last Update: 
June 26, 2024

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