The Public Outreach Program aims to promote Palestinian contemporary culture and life through creative encounters that target primarily the younger generation of artists and performers. It is a platform to showcase young talent in music, art, literature and cinema, as well as presenting a rich program of talks and performances about the city and its history, interpolated by an assortment of culinary activities involving local chefs and non-professional members of the community. Artists, writers, historians, musicians and performers are invited to give public performances including talks, discussions, readings, shows and film screenings with the aim to bring together community members and creative individuals in a shared space for experimentation, entertainment and free expression.

Mn Bab Al Dar

Announcement Ceremony

November 30, 2016 6:30pm 

Al Ma'mal received dozens of short-video submissions by aspiring Palestinian youth from villages, towns and cities across Palestine and the diaspora, sharing stories, experiences, and reflections about their lives and surroundings. The videos reflect a wide variety of genres, varying from documentary, fiction, biography and more. A pre-selection committee selected 23 promising videos to join the competition, which can be viewed here

There were two winners:

1) Public Vote: "10 Shekels" by Yousef Amro (Hebron)

2) Winner of Jury's Choice: "Suspended Reporter" by Sanabel Ibrahim (Anata)

And three honorable mentions: 

1) "Surreal Winter" by Bakr Ishtaya (Nablus)

2)  "The Sky is the Limit" by Yousef al-Salhi (Jerusalem)

3) "Untitled" by Marah Zoabi (Nazareth)


This project was initiated by Al Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in cooperation with FilmLab: Palestine. It is supported by the Islamic Development Bank and implemented by the United Nations Development Program