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Kafah and the Non-Profit Globalization of Palestinian Media

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This article provides a close analysis of the Ma'an Network's made-for-television film, Kafah, placing it within the context of major debates in the field of Palestinian media scholarship. It argues that Kafah challenges many historical limitations that scholars have attributed to media in the Palestinian territories and introduces new and potentially problematic power dynamics. As an international co-production between Western NGOs and Palestinian producers intended to impact Palestinian culture and media, Kafah exists both as a tool of local expression and as a means of foreign influence. The article attempts to identify the true balance of power driving the film's content through close textual analyses, reviews of internal documents and interviews with the film's creators and funding partners. Ultimately, it claims that while both internal and external pressures exert strong influence over the possibilities for the project, the producers are nonetheless able to express their own ideas and make a noteworthy contribution to the Palestinian mediated public sphere.


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