Breaking the Hero-villain Dichotomy: Humanizing Palestinians Through Art

The world primarily typecasts Palestinians as heroes or villains. That could change with an Oscar nod to 'Omar.'

The Arab-Israeli conflict has cast such a long shadow over the Palestinians that it sometimes seems the outside world can only view this dynamic and diverse people through the prism of the conflict. This tension between the image of the Palestinian as freedom fighter in one narrative and as terrorist in the other distorts the far more important picture of the Palestinian as human being.