Hiam Abbas began her career acting in Palestinian theater groups before taking film roles with directors such as Rashid Masharawi and Michel Khleifi. She is known for her roles in the films Satin Rouge, Paradise Now(2005), The Syrian Bride (2004), and Free Zone (2005).
Alia Arasoughly is a filmmaker, curator, film theorist and sociologist of culture, based in Ramallah. She grew up in Lebanon, lived in the United States and moved to Palestine after the Oslo Accords. She has lectured internationally on issues of post-colonialism, gender and national identity in the Arab film production
Omar Al-Qattan is a Palestinian-British director, producer and writer. Born in Beirut in 1964, he has worked in film since 1991. His film credits include, among others, Dreams and Silence (1991), a 52 minute documentary shot during the weeks preceding the Gulf War, portraying a Palestinian woman refugee in Jordan and her struggles with the religious and social constraints around her at a time of great tension and anguish. The film, one of the first to tackle the theme of political Islam, won the Joris Ivens Award.