النوع والثقافة والمقاومة في فلسطين

Pary El-Qalqili
“When I was 12 years old, my father left us to return to Palestine. His dream to build a house and continue the struggle for the liberation of Palestine failed. He was expelled by the Israelis. Suddenly he was back in Berlin, ringing at our front door. My mother looked at him, didn’t say a word and let him in. He now spends his days sitting in the basement of our little townhouse, buried inside his tortoise shell”


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.


Free Ahed, long film in development

Neighbours, Co-dirigit amb Christiane Schmidt, 32 min, 2018

Zoolan, 26 min, 2016

Human Resource, 12 min, 2015

Return To Life, 6 min, 2015

The Turtle´s Rage, written with Silvia Wolkan, 70 min, 2012

The Calm Before The Storm, 15 min, 2009

Angstkommen, 1 min, 2007

Josip, 7 min, 2007



Contact: paryelqalqili@gmail.com