Hany Abu-Assad a Palestinian/Dutch movie director and writer. From the famous movies Abu-Assad has directed so far are : Rana's Wedding (2002), Paradise Now (2005) and Omar (2013), The mountains between us (2017).
He has been nominated twice for Academy Awards for his movies 'Paradise Now' in 2006 and 'Omar' in 2014.
Cinema is a great opportunity to let you live with a character you
wouldn't really want to be near. And it gets you thinking more. So most
people appreciated that.
As long as some people believe they have a chance to create a Jewish
state on all of the land, there will be trouble. And as long as they
have the power, weapons and money, some people think they just have to
wait until the right moment to extend Jewish settlements onto the whole
of the land, and extend the ethnic cleansing. As long as those people
feel they can succeed, they will keep trying. Ultimately, the
Palestinians have no control. When Israelis accept that Palestinians
have equal rights to the land, it will change everything.
As a person, I am against any religious movement becoming a political
Cars kill more people in a day than terror has in years, but people
are so afraid of terror. We accept the danger from cars, not terror,
and yet something always causes terror. We ignore why and focus only on
the consequences. To prevent it, we must think about what creates the