Portrayal of the palestinian-Israeli conflict: Egyptian, Jordanian, and Lebanese cinema between 2010-2018
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This study scrutinizes the documentary portrayal of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by its neighboring countries Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon. Which participated in International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, International Dubai Film Festival, and Doha Tribeca Film Festival from 2010-2018. The research aligns with these three countries as there has been a shared history since 1948, with the establishment of the State of Israel. Along with the Israeli government's denial of the right to return to their homeland, which had conveyed the Palestinians into different parts of the world as refugees. Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon had been the foremost host for the Palestinian refugees since then. Therefore, it is substantial to take a glimpse into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict from their point of view through documentaries. This analysis aspires to examine the political structure of the documentaries. Then, furthermore draw a pattern of how its neighboring countries portray the Palestinian experiences and prominent themes of Palestinian documentaries some of which are exile, trauma, struggle, and loss. With the framework that will analyze how the six documentaries that I have picked have a concern to create a political consciousness and encourage a local and global support for the Palestinian cause.