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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BABYLON BREAKTHROUGH Event at 56th BFI London Film Festival 2012

This year BABYLON hosts the closing event of the London Film Festival's Industry Programme, 10.30 on 21st October at NFT3, BFI Southbank.




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