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Najwa Najjar

Writer and director Najwa Najjar has worked in both documentary and fiction. Previous work includes several award-winning films including Naim & Wadee'a (2000), Quintessence of Oblivion, Blue Gold (2004) and They Came from the East (2004). In 2009, she produced a collective of short films: Gaza Winter. Her debut feature film Pomegranates & Myrrh (2008) picked up 10 international awards; was sold worldwide and released theatrically. Najjar has been a speaker on numerous panels about cinema and a jury member at several international film festivals.