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The 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Donald Rumsfeld to ADHD

Karin Badt | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"Everyone should have a chance to do this," gushed my sister Katy Frissora, speaking about our week together at the recent Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in Greece. "See documentaries from all over the world and talk to the directors afterwards. It makes you think. Plus, the Greeks are so wonderful!"

Ajami and the Oscars: Who Really Represents Israel?

David Saranga | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Saranga

Even if a film is critical of Israel, it is also an expression of the open character of our democracy. This is why I was astonished by the outrageous statement by Scandar Copti, an Arab Israeli director, that he does not represent Israel.

Deconstructing Ajami

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

No single film will bring peace to the Middle East, but films like Ajami provide a new context for understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict.

HuffPost Review: Ajami

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

An Oscar nominee as best foreign-language film, Israel's Ajami is a reminder that things can always -- always -- be worse. Yet Ajami isn't a downbeat film -- though it is a relentless one.

"Ajami": A Film to Challenge the Israeli and Palestinian Narratives?

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

Hitting US theaters today is Ajami, Israel's contender at this year's Academy Awards, which has also been garnering praise at Cannes and other interna...