A STORYTELLING

FESTIVAL WITH AND FOR ACTIVISTS

 
THE CONCEPT 

MID EAST STORYTELLERS is an online festival that showcases inspiring Palestinian and Israeli activists and their stories. This year’s theme deals with the effects of the pandemic on civil organisations and the experiences of individuals working for social causes.

 
OUR STORIES
 
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THE COMPETITION

A committee of specialists has hand picked the best stories to showcase them for you. One winning project will receive a prize

MEET OUR JURY

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Sanam Shantyaei

Paris-based Journalist with 16 years of experience. Currently host and segment-producer of Middle East Matters, France 24’s flagship show, covering socio-political, cultural and economic events. Sanam also works closely with various NGOs and UN bodies, leading media & communication workshops across the Middle East and Africa.

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Dan Shadur

Filmmaker and writer based in Tel Aviv. His documentaries premiered in major film festivals around the world and screened on various international platforms – including PBS, ARTE, ZDF. His work explores the cinematic and personal aspects of political and historical events. His film King Bibi became one of the most successful Israeli documentaries in recent years.

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Ittai Aminoff

CEO and owner of KWAA, this year's co-sponsors of the festival.

A digital-marketing expert with a background in UX and web production, Ittai is dedicated to helping organisations with a mission to achieve operational and fundraising scale. Together with his business partner Yaron Livny, Ittai also owns a few major international online magazines

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Ibtisam Mara'ana

Palestinian filmmaker and activist. In her documentaries, she investigate the borders and boundaries of Palestinian and Israeli society with a focus on women and minorities. Her films such as Paradise Lost, Badal, 3 Times Divorced, Lady Kul el-Arab have been screened on television and at festivals worldwide and received awards from DocAviv, HotDocs, IDFA and more.

 
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OUR PARTNERS
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B8 of Hope is a Swiss non-profit association created in 2016 by 8 co-founders hailing from diverse origins. We support a pool of 16 peace-building and change-making Palestinian and Israeli civil society and grassroots initiatives. We give them visibility, funds, networking possibilities and capacity-building opportunities. We believe that peace will come from the bottom up, by people from both sides, paving a path for a coexistence based on humanisation, respect, equal rights and security, and better living conditions for all.

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ALLMEP is a coalition of over 125 organizations— and tens of thousands of Palestinians and Israelis — building people-to-people cooperation, coexistence, equality, shared society, mutual understanding, and peace among their communities. We add stability in times of crisis, foster cooperation that increases impact, and build an environment conducive to peace over the long term.

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Pendulum is an agency aimed at giving individuals and organizations tools for telling their stories. 

We produce workshops, exhibitions and custom made content, based on creative therapeutic processes. We work with non-profits and companies all around the world and are passionate about fighting the fight of vulnerable communities and social activists.

Pendulum was founded by Noa Urbach (Forbes 30under30 social entrepreneur) and Rom Barnea (photo-therapy storyteller)

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