Naji al-Ali : an artist with vision
- director/producer, Kasim Abid ; Camera Image.
- English, Arabic. In English and Arabic, with English subtitles.
- [Brooklyn, New York] : [Distributed by] Icarus Films, 
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- 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : digital, sound, color
- Naji Al-Ali, an Artist with Vision examines the forces that shaped Naji as an artist, as a human being, and shows how his experiences mirror those of other exiled Palestinians. Known as the Palestinian Malcolm X, Naji is still the most popular artist in the Arab world, loved for his defense of the ordinary people, and for his criticism of repression and despotism. Paradoxically, strict censorship and widespread illiteracy in the Arab world helped Naji to achieve his remarkable success. His unrelenting cartoons exposed the brutality of the Israeli army and the hypocrisy of the PLO, earning him many powerful enemies. The turning point in Naji's story was the publication of his cartoon satirizing Egyptian journalist Rashida Muhran, Yasser Arafat's official biographer. Arafat was furious and Naji was forced to leave for London.
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- Originally produced by: Camera Image, ©1999; previously released in 2000.
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- Production Credits
- Music, Jesper Siberg ; camera, Kasim Abid ; translations, Dr. Mustafa Hadi ; voice over, Nadeem Sawalha ; on-line editor, Monica Henriquez.
- Commentary, Wendy Nottingham.
- 10 and up.
- System requirements: Firefox 4 and up; Safari 5.0 and up; Chrome version 21 and up; Internet Explorer 8 and up; Flash or HTML5 player.
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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- if-naji Docuseek2