Link: Tarzan and Arab: Filmmakers from Gaza

Tarzan and Arab: Filmmakers from Gaza

Mohamed and Ahmed Abu Nasser—better known as Tarzan and Arab.

GAZA hardly seems like a good place to be a film-maker. The besieged Palestinian territory not only lacks formal training for making films, but also a single cinema house. They were all shut down in the late 1970s and early 1980s when a wave of religious conservatism washed over the Gaza Strip. Yet such hurdles have not stopped Mohamed and Ahmed Abu Nasser—better known as Tarzan and Arab—the identical twin brothers behind the 14-minute film “Condom Lead”, the first Palestinian short to be nominated at the Cannes Film Festival.

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