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MY HOME, MY PRISON

USA, 1992 (MIFF 1993, Documentaries)

Director: Susan Blaustein Muñoz, Erica Marcus

My Home, My Prison is based on the autobiography of Palestinian journalist Raymonda Tawil, one of the first Palestinians to engage Israelis in dialogue (after the 1967 Six Day War) twenty-four years ago. She was arrested several times by the Israeli military and accused of being a collaborator by some of her own people — yet today, she is considered a pioneer of the peace process in the Middle East. My Home, My Prison is also about the struggle for women's rights. Raised in a misogynistic society that limits the freedom of women, Raymonda grew into a person who dared to speak her mind. Now exiled in Paris, she remains controversial; her daughter Suha married Yassar Arafat this past year.

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