By: Tania Khalaf
(Lebanon, 2010, 18 min)
Screens: Friday, November 11th, 4:00pm
Gaza Shield looks at three media artists who develop a conscientious online video game to advance knowledge, peaceful activism, and creativity, and confront the injustices of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Tania Khalaf worked in film and theater before moving to the United States. Her work has screened at a number of film festivals and venues. With co-producer Meta Newhouse, Khalaf won the 2005 Austin Film Festival’s Best Documentary Short and was selected as a Next Frame Documentary Finalist for the film still, life. Her latest documentary, Born in Beirut, received the Award of Excellence at the Broadcast Education Association Conference in 2008. Khalaf is an assistant professor of radio, television, and film at the University of North Texas.