Through this documentary, we travel from Bethlehem to Haifa to Nazareth, exploring the life of Karimeh Abbud, the first Palestinian photographer before 1948.
Born in Bethlehem in 1893, Karimeh stood out since she picked up her first camera when she was still a teenager and her prominence grew in a profession traditionally dominated by men.
About the director
Jerusalem-born filmmaker Mahassen Nasser-Eldin tells stories of resistance and resilience, crafting carefully scripted narratives and research that restore the lives of forgotten figures and celebrates those on the margins of society. Mahassen specialises in the reconstruction and rewriting of historical narratives using audio and visual archives. Her research is focused on the use of cinema in writing historical narratives. Her films have been screened locally and internationally.