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Hanna Atallah
Founder/ Artistic Director
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Hanna Atallah
Hanna Atallah is a filmmaker, producer, and cultural art manager, based between Jerusalem and Berlin. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema Studies from the High Institute of Cinema in the Egyptian Academy of Arts. His experience covers filmmaking projects, both fiction and documentary. Atallah aims to empower unheard voices throughout his professional career. With the creation of the non-profit organisation of “Filmlab Palestine” in 2014 in Ramallah, he developed a platform to activate cinema culture, work on audience awareness and invest in professional knowledge exchange in Palestine, which opened the door for a regional and international network for Palestinian film professionals. Moreover, Atallah was the initiator, producer, and manager of the Palestinian Memory Documentation Project in Talbiyeh Refugee Camp in Jordan. He is the founder and Director of Palestine Cinema Days Film Festival.    
Alia Rayyan
Content Developer \ Co Founder
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Alia Rayyan
Alia Rayyan holds an MA degree in international politics, sociology, and history of art. She is a curator, journalist, educato and culture manager. She works in Berlin, Beirut, Ramallah, Amman and Jerusalem for international and local cultural and art organizations. Rayyan was a co-founder of the art magazine “Bidoun” for contemporary art from the MENA region. She headed the Palestinian Art Court in Jerusalem between 2013-2016, where she created a tactical urbanism and art program. Currently, Alia is a Ph.D. candidate at the Leuphana University, Graduate School for the Cultures of Critique.   
Ola Salama
Acting Director
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Ola Salama
Born in Gaza, Ola Salama holds a master degree in Economics from Birzeit University. She has worked in many organizations in the field of marketing, culture, election administration and Israeli studies. She engaged in her different works with the philosophy she gained while studying Economics and turned it into a positive and valuable approach. Although she worked in many disciplines, art and culture were the area in which she found herself.  
Dr. Brigitte Boulad
Fundraising and PR Manager
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Dr. Brigitte Boulad
A German national, born to an Egyptian father and a Lebanese mother, Dr. Boulad is a literature and art history specialist with a long experience in organizing cultural events on the Arab World in the United States and Europe. She holds a Ph.D. in French Literature from Georges Washington University, USA, and a Licence (BA) in Literature from the Sorbonne, France. Dr. Boulad’s resume includes working for a decade as a freelancer in the fields of Public Relations and Marketing, and as a location manager for prestigious magazines like the W Magazine, and the company Yves Saint Laurent. 
Abed Alrahman Shabaneh
Programs Coordinator
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Abed Alrahman Shabaneh
Writer and art curator aiming to investigate the dynamics of society, its cultural structures, and the art contribution of its members. His artistic interventions seek to promote arts & culture as a sustainable industry. He has developed various art exhibitions and cultural events and is one of AFAC’s Creative and Critical Writings Grantees of 2019 for his art book “The Golden Warrior”. Abed holds a BA degree in Architectural engineering.   
Tala Zeitawi
Production & Communications Coordinator
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Tala Zeitawi
Tala Zeitawi is a documentary filmmaker and photographer who received her Bachelor's Degree in Media studies at Al-Quds Bard College. She also received two Master Degrees; Creative Practice at GMIT in Ireland and Documentary & Factual Filmmaking at MetFilm School of Berlin. Screened at multiple festivals and universities, her documentary films focus on raising awareness towards neglected and marginalized societies.
Samah Dahadha
Administrative and Financial officer
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Samah Dahadha
Samah Dahadha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Financial Sciences from Birzeit University. Samah has worked in several fields since 2001, during which she gained experience in the field of micro credit and building budgets for projects, human resources and other financial matters. She joined FilmLab: Palestine in April 2021 as Financial and Administrative Officer.