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). Nafar is also motion graphics artist and filmmaker who helped launch Complex Snapchat Discover channel, the fastest growing platform in the history of Complex Networks. His video works have been featured internationally including the Mori Art Museum, Japan; Tiff Kids International Film festival; Alfilm, Berlin; La Matatena, Mexico and the Asiana International Short Film Festival.
Jacqueline Reem Salloum is a New York based artist and filmmaker of Palestinian and Syrian descent. She received her MFA from New York University. Salloum directed the award winning film, Slingshot Hip Hop (2008 Sundance), the first feature-length documentary about Palestinian Hip Hop. Alongside Suhel Nafar, she directed DAM's official music video, If I Could Go Back in Time, 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). Her experimental video, "Planet of the Arabs" (Sundance 2005) documents and challenges stereotypes of Arabs in Hollywood. Salloum's art and video work have been exhibited in solo and group shows in the US and internationally including, Mori Art Museum, Japan; Reina Sofia, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Palazzo Papesse Centre for Contemporary Art, Sienna, Italy, Wallspace Gallery, New York and Void Gallery, Ireland as well as film festivals; IDFA, New Directors New Films, DoxBox Syria and Beirut International Film Festival. She teaches film and video workshops at universities and institutions in the US and internationally.