Babylon 2012

Osama Qashoo: Biography


Writer/Director

Project Title: IN THE DICTATOR'S HOUSE

Born in Palestine, Osama Qashoo is an award-winning filmmaker, artist and human rights advocate. Having studied in the UK and completed further training in the US, France and Cuba he is defined by his innovative cross-platform work covering the themes of identity, diversity, migration, equality and global justice. His films have been broadcast internationally and typically explore the power of youth as a force for social change and creativity, in particular in the Arab world.

Qashoo established 'Olive Tree Films', a multi-disciplinary production company, based in the UK and Palestine. Through innovative filmmaking its primary aim is to expose the un-told stories of minority and marginalised people across the world to a mainstream audience.

Qashoo has co-founded numerous social action movements including:

International Solidarity Movement
Free Gaza
Egality
Give Your Vote

Qashoo's first feature film is currently in pre-production. 'Emergency Radio,' is a story of two young men coming of age as radio DJs in Palestine.



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