Mahasen Nasser-Eldin
Palestine | 2012 | 22 min | Documentary
Filmed between Bethlehem, Haifa and Nazareth, this film follows the story of Karimeh Abbud, who was born in Bethlehem in 1894 and was the first female professional photographer in Palestine. She rapidly rose to prominence in a traditionally male-dominated profession. Through her photos and letters we get a glimpse of her country before the 1948 forced exile, as well as the singularity of this forgotten photographer.

Mahasen Nasser-Eldin

Mahasen Nasser-Eldin

Jerusalem-born filmmaker Mahasen Nasser-Eldin tells stories of resistance and resilience, crafting carefully researched and scripted narratives that restore new life to forgotten figures and celebrate those on the margins of society. A meticulous researcher, Mahasen specializes in reconstructing and scripting historical narratives using audio and visual archives. Her research focuses on the use of film in the writing of historical narratives. She is currently conducting research for a film about early modern Palestinian women before the 1948 Nakba. She is a lecturer in visual cultures and film production at Bethlehem's Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture.

Filmography :
On The East Side (2008)  |  Samia (2009)  | From Palestine With Love (2010)