Sarah Friedland (Director/Cinematographer) is a New York based filmmaker, media artist, and educator. Friedland’s documentaries, made with partners Esy Casey and Ryan Joseph (“Thing With No Name”,”Jeepney”, and “The Rink”), have screened widely in the U.S. and abroad and have aired nationally on PBS. Their films have been supported by grants from the Jerome Foundation, the Paul Newman Foundation, the Ford Foundation JustFilms Program, and the Center for Asian American Media. In 2009, after the debut of her feature documentary “Thing With No Name,” she was named one of the “Top 10 Independent Filmmakers to Watch” by the Independent Magazine. She has received residencies and fellowships from the Center of Contemporary Art in Pont- Aven France, the LABA House of Study, the Palestine American Research Center, the MacDowell Colony, and Meerkat Media. Friedland is the Director of MDOCS Documentary Storyteller’s Institute at Skidmore College.
Rami Younis (Director/Producer) is a Palestinian writer and activist from Lyd, who graduated From Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He currently writes for the online magazine +972, and serves as a writer an editor at the Hebrew sister site: “Local Call”. He is one of the founders of the Palestinian activist group, “Khotweh,” which was active on the issues of home demolitions and Palestinian identity in Lyd and Ramleh, mixed Jewish-Arab cities in occupied historical Palestine. Rami served as a parliamentary consultant and spokesperson for Palestinian member of Knesset Haneen Zoabi. Rami is also co-founder and manager of the first ever “Palestine Music Expo”: an event that connects local Palestinian music scene to the world wide industry.
Fivel Rothberg (Producer) specializes in producing short nonfiction films for NGOs and long-format documentaries. He received the 2015 DoGooder Award for Best Impact Video from YouTube and See3 Communications, for our production on behalf of the Fund for Modern Courts, Now Is the Time. Currently, he is producing a feature-length documentary by Nathan Fitch, “Island Soldier,” about Micronesian citizens serving in the US military. “Island Soldier” has the backing of the PBS-affiliated funder Pacific Islanders in Communications. It premiered at Full Frame 2017 and had its international premiere at HotDocs 2017. Previously, he was the Associate Producer of Kelly Anderson’s film, “My Brooklyn,” which aired in 2014 on the PBS series America ReFramed.
Roger Waters (Executive Producer) is a founding member of the band Pink Floyd and a successful solo artist. His commitment to activism and human rights can be seen through his work on a multitude of causes including: justice for Palestine, disaster relief, extreme poverty and malaria, global climate change, veterans rights, and many more important areas of struggle and solidarity.
Reda Sabassi (Associate Producer) is a Los Angeles based entrepreneur who started his career in Tech and IT. He is a Palestinian from Jordan who is interested in supporting projects that call for justice in Palestine.
- Tamer Nafar: Musician, actor, and activist. Member of the Lyd based Hip Hop group DAM. Star of Junction 48, fiction film based in Lyd.
- Hannah Mermelstein: Founder of Librarians and Archivists for Palestine.
- Suha Arraf: Fiction film director and screenwriter. Director of Fiction Film, Villa Touma.
- Joseph Atrash: Chairman of Al-Midan theater in Haifa.
- Jonathan Cook: Award-winning British author and journalist reporting from Nazareth on the Middle East, including the Israel-Palestine conflict.
- Orwa Switat: City planner and doctoral candidate in geography whose research includes the erasure of Palestinian features of “mixed cities” in Israel.
- Dina Dahmash: Palestine advocate. Granddaughter of Khalil Dahmash, who built Dahmash Mosque in Lyd.
- Lami Dahmash: Palestine advocate. Granddaughter of Khalil Dahmash, who built Dahmash Mosque in Lyd.