Razan AlSalah is a Palestinian filmmaker and media artist based in Philadelphia. Her work investigates virtual and physical bodily (dis)placement through personal narratives to reflect on larger political realities; it formally (dis)aligns image, body and space using visual perspective to (dis)connect bodies to different times, places and scales. Her work has showed at the Ann Arbor Film Festival Off the Screen! series, Blackstar Film Festival Lossless exhibition and is in the permanent collection of the Sursock Museum in her hometown Beirut, Lebanon. Her latest short film your father was born a 100 years old, and so was the Nakba won the Sunbird Award for Best Narrative Short at Cinema Days Palestine "for its poetic, multi-layered, and exquisite execution both linguistically, and aesthetically. A film which gives insight into a highly personal experience as well as a universal disposition of loss, injustice and distance...” and has been acquired by the Palestine Films Collection. Razan is a 2018 Knight Fellow at the Sundance Film Festival New Frontier and was a 3-year Fulbright scholar pursuing her MFA in Film and Media Arts at Temple University where she now teaches; she is also a mentor at the CAMRA Fellows Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Participant of Kinodot competition 2018 with the film Your father was born a 100 years old, and so was the Nakba