Santiago Palestine Film Fest Concludes with Resounding Success


Sunday marked the last day of the inaugural Palestine Film Festival in Chile sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies, the Columbia Global Center in Santiago, the Center for Arab Studies at the University of Chile, and hosted at Cineteca Nacional de Chile.

The Festival brought together a showcase of Palestinian and Chilean artists including musician Ana Tijoux, iconic Chilean Palestinian filmmaker Miguel Littin, and Claudia Aravena Abughosh, Palestinian Chilean video artist.

The program featured the screening of 13 films, 7 of them feature films, 12 of which premiered for the first time in Chile. Opening night on June 23 kicked off with introductions by Columbia's Vice President for Columbia Global Centers and Global Development Safwan Masri, Columbia's Dean of the School of the Arts Carol Becker and María Eugenia Góngora Díaz, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Chile.