Palestinian Media in the Diaspora: The Case of Chile

The Palestinian immigrant community in Chile is one of the largest outside the Middle East. The media have been one of several cultural forums they have cultivated. For over a century, their communal press and their radio programs played a key role in helping the community integrate into the host society without losing its cultural heritage. Not only did the Palestinian diaspora in Chile establish a solid communal press and popular acoustic programs, but also Palestinian Chilean journalists and filmmakers, like Faride Zerán and Miguel Littín, stood out in mainstream journalism and cinema, respectively. Even though other Palestinian immigrant communities in Latin America, like the one in Honduras, have significant media contributions, the Palestinian immigrant community in Chile remains the one with most cultural agency in the continent.

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    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
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