NAJI EL ALI: AN ARTIST WITH VISION


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NAJI EL ALI: AN ARTIST WITH VISION



The 1987 assassination in London of the legendary Palestinian political cartoonist and satirist, Naji el-Ali remains an unsolved crime. But this powerful documentary supplies clues as to his killers through a detailed and informative examination of his prolific life’s work. Shot in Lebanon, Palestine and London, the film draws on archive footage of el-Ali, as well as interviews with his widow Widad and several of the many Arab poets, activists and artists whom el-Ali befriended. 

 

This is a rare insight into one of the icons of the Palestinian political left and arguably one of the most important political artists in modern history.

 

Director: Kasim Abid

Release Date: 1999

Duration: 60mins