ABU ASSAD, HANI (1961-)

Film Director

Born in Nazareth in 1961; educated in the field of Aviation Engineering in the Netherlands (1981-87), where he also worked as an assistant film-maker; founded with Rashid Masharawi the Aylul Company for Film Productions; returned to Palestine in 1989-90; his films include: Ford Transit (Fiction, 80min, 35mm, 2002), Rana’s Wedding (2002) and Paradise Now (a German-French-Dutch production) which won the AGICOA’s Blue Angel Award for the best European film in Feb. 2005, received three major prizes in the Berlin Film Festival, and was nominated for “Best Foreign Language Film” in the 2006 Oscar awards.

HANI ABU ASSAD