Long Before They Flew in Protest, Kites Were Palestinian Filmmakers' Symbol of Freedom

Incendiary kites and balloons have been hitting the Gaza border as harbingers of destruction, but prior to being a weapon, they flew in Palestinian films as instruments of dreams and imagination

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Toward the end of the film “Canticle of the Stones” by Palestinian directors George Khleifi and Zyad Fahoum, an Israeli military plane crosses the sky from one side of the screen to the other, leaving behind...