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Norma Marcos

Critic, filmmaker and journalist Norma Marcos was born in Palestine and, though she currently lives in Paris, frequently returns to work in Palestine and its territories. During work on one particular project, Marcos had travelled to Palestine to begin production when she was detained by Israeli authorities and jailed in Bethlehem. Never one to let a storytelling opportunity escape her, Marcos used a mini-DV camera to capture her experience during the seven weeks she spent in the Israeli prison waiting for her case to be sorted out. Marcos worked the footage, including interviews with an occasional visitor, her seven-year-old niece Yara, into a short documentary called "En Attendant Ben Gurion (Waiting For Ben Gurion)." The film blends Marcos' own view of Bethlehem during her detainment with a child's perspective on life in the Middle East. "En Attendant Ben Gurion" was screened in competition at the 2007 Rotterdam International Film Festival. (7/12)

The Veiled Hope
A film by Norma Marcos, 1994, 55 min., Color

THE VEILED HOPE explores the personal and political challenges facing Palestinian women through a series of wonderful portraits of women living on the...

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