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Paradise Now (2005) Poster

(2005)

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The first Palestinian film to be nominated for an Academy Award.
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When the film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, much controversy surrounded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' decision to designate it as a submission from the Palestinian Authority, rather than Palestine. Due to much protestation from writer-director Hany Abu-Assad, the film was eventually announced by Will Smith as being a submission from the Palestinian territories.
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Jina Sumedi wrote an original score for the film that ultimately was not used.
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