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Osama Qashoo: Biography
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
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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 collaborates regularly with partner orgnanisations, including AHRC-funded Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Research Network
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