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Mohammed Bakri

Champion of Palestinian narratives in film and theater.

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Date of Birth:



Al-Bi'na, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Bakri has been a pivotal figure in bringing Palestinian stories and issues to the forefront through his impactful work in cinema and theater. His dedication to portraying the Palestinian experience authentically and powerfully has made him a symbol of Palestinian resilience and cultural richness.

Brief bio

Mohammed Bakri, a renowned Palestinian actor and director, has been a beacon for Palestinian storytelling in cinema and theater. His work, marked by its depth and sensitivity to Palestinian struggles and identity, has resonated internationally, bringing attention to the Palestinian cause.

Major Milestones


  • 1973-1976: Studied theater, laying the foundation for his artistic journey.

  • 1981: Began film acting, bringing Palestinian narratives to wider audiences.

  • 1998: Directed "1948," a documentary highlighting Palestinian historical experiences.

  • 2002: Gained international acclaim with "Jenin Jenin," emphasizing Palestinian resilience.

  • 2004: Won Best Actor at Locarno Film Festival, showcasing Palestinian talent.

  • Hanna K. (1983): Bakri's debut, a significant representation of Palestinian characters in international cinema...See More

  • Beyond the Walls (1984): A role that transcended stereotypes, portraying Palestinians' struggle for justice...See More

  • Cup Final (1991): Humanized Palestinian fighters, fostering empathy and understanding...See More

  • The Tower (2018): Voice acting in a film depicting Palestinian generational experiences.

Date of Last Update: 
December 15, 2023

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