ABOUT THE FILM
Filmed in 1992, this study of Islamic movements in the Gaza Strip includes interviews with some of the Hamas leaders expelled in 1992 as well as a clear definition of the role of women. The story of two brothers, one a supporter of the PLO’s Fatah and the other favoring the Hamas movement, adds personalization.
Hanna Musleh was born in 1954 in Beit Jala to Wahbe and Nijmeh Musleh. During his youth he attended the Mennonite School in Beit Jala, and later went to study in Leningrad State University in Russia for a degree in anthropology, finally obtaining his M.A. from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at Manchester University in England. Musleh then returned to Palestine and has worked as a professor at Bethlehem University since 1980 where he has taught cultural studies, history, anthropology and currently teaches film appreciation, anthropology of religion and philosophy.
Hanna Musleh -- 52' (1993)