Pary Al-Qalqili is a writer and filmmaker of Palestinian origin based in Berlin. She studied Cultural Sciences at European University Viadrina and at the University of Buenos Aires before beginning her studies in film direction at the Munich University of Television and Film.
Her first feature film, The Turtle’s Rage,premiered at the Visions du Réel Film Festival and received several awards at international festivals. In this film, the filmmaker delves into the life of her father to explore ideas of escape, expulsion, exile and a failed return to Palestine. Her short film Neighbours, which she co-directed with Christiane Schmidt, was nominated for the Film Critics Award in Germany.
Pary Al-Qalqili, is currently working on her second feature film, Free Ahed. She is the co-founder of the #nichtmeintatort initiative, a platform for feminist and intersectional film critique and is a member of the board at Pro Quote Film.