FALL 2016 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Special Workshop Title: Memory Metamorphosis
Special Event: Memory Metamorphosis: An Exhibition on Palestinian Memory (December 9, 2016 to January 31, 2017)
Suhel Nafar is a New York/Palestine based filmmaker and artist. He has worked on a number of projects together with fellow artist Jacqueline Reem Salloum, including the feature length documentary, “Slingshot Hip Hop,” (2008 Sundance), a series of short documentaries for Arab American Stories on PBS TV, the music video, “If I Could Go Back in Time”, and the short kids film, “Yala to the Moon” (2012 TIFF Kids). Nafar, who is a member of the first Palestinian hip hop group, DAM, recently co-produced the feature film "Junction 48" (Berinale 2016).
Jacqueline Reem Salloum is a New York/Palestine based filmmaker and artist. She is the director of the award winning film, Slingshot Hip Hop (2008 Sundance), the first feature-length documentary about Palestinian Hip-Hop. Alongside Suhel Nafar, Jackie directed DAM's official video clip "If I Could Go Back in Time", the first single of DAM's 2013 album Dabkeh on the Moon, as well as on other projects including a series of short documentaries for Arab American Stories on PBS TV and the short kids film, “Yala to the Moon” (2012 TIFF Kids). Salloum's experimental video, "Planet of the Arabs" (Sundance 2005) documents and challenges stereotypes of Arabs in Hollywood. She teaches film and video workshops at universities and institutions in the US and internationally.