Maysa Mustafa is Audience Editor at New Lines magazine. She is a Palestinian-American journalist from Dallas, Texas. Now, she is based in New York City where she recently earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Texas at Austin.
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When you spend time under occupation, your standards must recalibrate. With every humiliating experience, your threshold for tolerating discrimination gets higher. The struggles of the occupation seep into your daily life, and you forget that such a dehumanized existence would be impossible to accept in your other home, in America.
The film's reception demonstrates that Palestinians do not yet have the privilege of critiquing how our history is portrayed; we are still processing the emotions of just seeing ourselves on screen in a way that is subject to our own agency.