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November 7, 2005

Film critic B. Ruby Rich interviews Palestinian director

B. Ruby Rich, assistant professor of community studies, attended the Toronto International Film Festival in September. In October, she held a conversation with Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad on stage at the Clay Theatre in San Francisco. His film, Paradise Now, seeks to increase understanding of the mindsets of Palestinian suicide bombers. It is being released by Warners Independent, which Rich said shows a "new mainstreaming of this kind of material."

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