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Film Screening and Discussion with Amahl Bishara: Take My Pictures For Me


Institute For Middle East Studies

Can anyone really capture another people’s stories? In this short documentary, Prof. Amahl Bishara puts the very notion of representing other people to question. In conversations with her colleague Musa, an award-winning photojournalist, Bishara captures Palestinian frustrations over restricted movement while telling a personal story of memory and identity. Following the documentary, Bishara will discuss her motivations for the film and engage with the audience.


  • Amahl Bishara is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University. Her research revolves around expression, space, media, and settler colonialism. She is currently working on two book projects on Palestinian politics and society. Bishara also regularly writes for such outlets as Jadaliyya, Middle East Report and has been involved with the production of bilingual Arabic and English children's books about refugee lives, including The Boy and the Wall. She holds a Ph.D in Anthropology from New York University.