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Hanna Atallah
Founder/ Artistic Director
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Hanna Atallah
Born in Jerualem, Hanna is a filmmaker, producer, and cultural art manager who worked in different countries. He holds a bachelor degree in Cinema Studies (Director section) from the Academy of Art / High Cinema Institute, Egypt. His experience covers filmmaking projects (fiction and documentary). Hanna was the initiator, producer and manager of the Palestinian Memory Documentation Project in Talbiyeh refugee camp in Jordan, and he is the founder and Artistic Director of Filmlab: Palestine. 
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. 
Khader Salameh
Project Coordinator
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Khader Salameh
Khader Salameh is a researcher, translator and editor who finished his Masters in Sociology from Birzeit University in 2021; by a dissertation under the title “Musical Taste of Palestinian Artists and Bands from 1967 until present”, and received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Birzeit. He has experience in program coordination, translation, proofreading and editing in English and Arabic, film subtitling, and holds a particular affinity towards literary and creative writing. He currently works as a project coordinator at Filmlab Palestine on The Next Generation program.   
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 marginal 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.