Imtiaz Diab… she is an original Arabic women with Palestinian roots, she was born in Lebanon, from Tamra Jalil, she moved between capitals and western cultures, Imtiaz Diab… she an original Arabic women with Palestinian roots, she was born in Lebanon, from Tamra Jalil, she moved between capitals and eastern cultures, she lived part of her life in west but always concern of her home town Palestine.
She is sensitive writer; she displayed Palestinian suffering in her writing, all her writings were human documentation full of Palestinian pain. Her book “Yafa is a city perfume” was a historic book to be as alive proof on that city to struggle on her dignity and identity, then she came back with another book “village tales” to show up the poor people and their innocent dreams.
The artist Imtiaz mixed between the beautiful arts and picturing, she also distinguished in the art of reportage (the TV report), she also write her book “to be here” about the first Palestinian Intifada, and it was published on the Karmel newspaper which is headed by Mahmoud Darwish.
She also works in Press, she add her own articles in London Life newspaper and BBC radio, In addition to the Cinema as she direct many works related to loving Palestine and Palestinians, she launched her first films “stones kids” related to the biggest Palestinian Intifada, then film “to be with Julian” which was related to Palestinian struggle to live a good life not searching on death.
Diab believed on Camera as a gun to defend with her, she lived to defend on Arabic human rights, and her main goals were to help people and write about love and beauty. Her last film was “N and Olives” which displayed the suffering of Palestinian human by documenting the life of the hero Murad Ismail and show the stories of poor people in B-Lahim and other cities.
Imtiaz choose the letter “N” as an address for her film because it has a lot of linguistic semantics, universal, and humanitarian concerning Palestinian rights. In the details of the film she tried to display the beauty of Palestine and to delete the occupation. We loved Imtiaz as Darwish did where we didn’t see her but we believe on her art , so she really deserve from us to clap on her sad feelings.
Her film “N and Olives” will share in the festival of women films “through women’s eyes” this year which was conducted by WAC on 14 October 2015, Gaza.