Arts & Artists
Suleiman, Elia

(1960- )

Born in Nazareth, Elia Suleiman is a Palestinian director and actor. He lived in New York from 1982-93. In 1994 he returned to
Palestine. He teaches at Birzeit University.

• Divine Intervention, a Chronicle of Love and Pain, 2002. Jury and Fipresci Prizes, Cannes Film Festival, 2002

• Cyber Palestine, 1999

• Chronicle of a Disappearance, 1996. Best First Feature Film, Venice Film Festival, 1996.

• Introduction to the End of an Argument, 1990. Co-directed with Jayce Salloum.

Synopsis: Chronicle of a Disappearance is a personal meditation on what it means to be Palestinian. It examines the effect of the political impasse in the Middle East on the identity of the Palestinian people.