Hind Shoufani Plus

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Hind Shoufani, a Palestinian filmmaker/writer, born in Lebanon, has lived in many cities in the Middle East.
In 2002, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to NYU to obtain a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from Tisch. She has directed several dramatic shorts and an hour long NYU narrative thesis film titled “Carencia”, produced in 2005.
She is the author of two books of poetry titled "More Light than Death Could Bear" and “Inkstains on the Edge of Light”, published by xanadu*. She also edited and curated the first Poeticians collective anthology titled "Nowhere Near a Damn Rainbow".
For the past 16 years, Hind has worked in various cities as a freelancer in Film/TV/Print media as a writer, producer, director, editor and on-screen reporter.
She is also the founder of the Poeticians collective, where poets from all backgrounds read multilingual spoken word and poetry in Beirut/Dubai.
Hind is currently editing a feature documentary on her politician/writer father, Dr Elias Shoufani, and his extended Palestinian family in Israel as well as the radical secular leftist factions of the Palestine Liberation Organization heyday in the 1970’s. It is the first Art House film to be made about the PLO and their failures. Expected release date for the documentary is autumn 2013.
Her narrative feature script “This war on love” was part of the Torino film lab interchange program with the Dubai International Film Festival, and she is a participant in the Dubai Film Connection market for the year 2010.
Hind was invited to the IWP in 2011 as a writer in residence at Iowa University, and has performed her poetry in various cities in Europe, the US and the Arab world.
She currently is also a freelance director/producer/writer in the UAE and the Arab region at large, working on a variety of event videos, books, documentaries, TV shows and web episodes, both for personal creative work and commercial corporate clients as well.

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