The Urgent Call of Palestine (1973)

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Ismail Shammout, director of the Cultural Arts Section of the PLO, while primarily known for his paintings also worked with the organisation’s Film Unit in the 1970s.  In this short film, Shammout records a solidarity song by the Palestinian Egyptian singer Zeinab Shaath to announce the most urgent call of Palestine. The song and the words of Kamal Nasser that break through the ballad continue to hold striking relevance today. Lyrics by Lalitha Punjabi.


Director: Ismail Shammout 

Duration: 5 mins