Colors of Resistance

Director: Areeb Zuaiter
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Screened in 24 international festivals, winning eight awards
Director Areeb Zuaiter was named one of Spotlight’s 2019 Award-Winning Documentary Filmmakers for the film
The film’s score was composed by multi-award-winning film music composer Suad Bushnaq, also MAD Crew Celebrity
Addresses issues of survival, homeland, existence, and assimilation
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2019/ Palestine, US34 min/ Short, Documentary
Original Title
Alwan Men El Moqawma
Colors of Resistance is a personal journey aiming to question the concept of belonging to a place.
In this journey, director Areeb Zuaiter sneaks into the worlds of a painter, a comedian, a poet, a hip-hop artist, and a solo singer to explore their tools to express their identities and belonging to Palestine — the same land that is being denied its right to exist.
Samia Halaby
Maysoon Zayid
Stormtrap Asifeh
Z the People
Remi Kanazi


Screenwriter: Areeb Zuiter
DOPs: Shilpi Singh, Ashraf Dowani, and Heidi Naugib
Editor: Brigid Maher

Production Company(ies)
A0 Productions and Tiny Leaps Productions

Areeb Zuaiter and Brigid Maher

film festivals
London Independent Film Awards, UK
Around International Film Festival, Paris
The New Haven Documentary Film Festival, US
Georgia Documentary Film Festival, US
Arab Film Festival, US
International Documentary Festival of Lerapetra, Greece
Docs Without Borders Film Festival, US
Colorado International Activism Film Festival, US
Spotlight Film Awards, US
Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival, Germany
Independent Short Awards, US
Oregon Documentary Film Festival, US
WRPN Women's International Film Festival, US
Boston Palestine Film Festival, US
Long Story Shorts International Film Festival, Romania
Al Ard Doc Film Festival, Italy
Alexandria Film Festival in Virginia, US
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes Milan Athens, Greece
Nagaon International Short and Documentary Film Festival, India
Roma Cinema Doc, Italy
Concepción Independent Film Awards, Chile
Capital Filmmakers Festival Madrid, Spain
Kanaan - Palestinian Film Week
Leeds Palestinian Film Festival, Online
film awards
Best Documentary Short at the London Independent Film Awards
Best Host/Narrator Award for Documentary Short and Film Activism Award for Documentary Short at the Colorado International Activism Film Festival
Silver Award winner by the 2019 Spotlight Documentary Film Awards, Director Areeb Zuaiter named one of Spotlight’s 2019 Award-Winning Documentary Filmmakers
Certificate of Achievement at the Independent Short Awards
Best International Documentary Film award at the Nagaon International Short and Documentary Film Festival
Best Documentary Short at the Concepción Independent Film Awards
ARFF Globe Award at the Around International Film Festival