Farah Nabulsi is a British filmmaker of Palestinian origin. Her parents left Palestine in the 1970s to seek exile in Britain. Farah was born and educated in London where she began her professional career at JP Morgan Bank. As a Palestinian from the diaspora, she has always been sensitive to the injustices suffered by the Palestinian people, but it was not until she was 38 that she first visited Palestine and the Occupied Territories. She was deeply disturbed by this trip and especially by the treatment children received under the occupation. She later left the world of finance to start her own career as a filmmaker. In 2016, she created a film production agency, Native Liberty Productions.
Farah Nablusi has written, directed and produced short fiction films that explore issues that are very important to her due to her personal relationship with Palestine. Farah Nablusi has spoken and screened her work internationally at film festivals, universities and the United Nations.
The filmmaker uses the power of storytelling, her social media and the online platform www.oceansofinjustice.com to share the Palestinian experience with Western audiences. Her approach is inspired by the work of Noam Chomsky, Hanan Ashrawi, John Pilger, Ken Loach and others.
Her most recent film, The Presentunderlines the importance of freedom of movement as a basic and fundamental human right for Palestinians. The Present received more than 40 awards, including a BAFTA Award for Best British Short Film and an Oscar nomination for Best Short Fiction.
Farah is also a jury member at many festivals and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.