“Oh rascal children of Gaza. You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window. You who filled every morning with rush and chaos. You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony. Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases. Steal all the flowers. Come back.. Just come back..”—
Khaled Juma, a Palestinian poet from Gaza. (via nowinexile)
More than 600 Palestinians are no longer with us in the space of 14 days, 25% of whom were children. May God bless the little darlings and may He grant their parents sabr. (via standwithpalestine)
Welcome to day three of our series on films by female directors. We’ve covered mainstream and American independent movies so far, and now we move on to the foreign flicks. It’s a broad range, stretching from current festival hits all the way back to what is literally the oldest surviving film by the world’s first female director. So this is a good time to mention that on Friday we’ll be sharing reader recommendations. If I didn’t include your favorite (foreign, indie, whatever), let me know about it in the comments, or send us a Tweet if that’s your druthers.