West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Indian actress who starred in "Slumdog Millionaire" has moved from the slums of Mumbai to the squalid refugee camps of the West Bank in a new film: the story of a defiant Palestinian girl who wants to fight against Israel in a coming of age story with a Mideast twists.
Clooney and Knightley in London Film Fest entries
LONDON - In an age of austerity, the London Film Festival is hoping that uncertainty will be good for creativity, and that Hollywood glamour and plucky British filmmaking can be a balm for economic woes.

JENIN, West Bank - A grieving Palestinian father's decision to donate his 12-year-old son's organs to Jewish and Arab children has brought an unexpected blessing to this former militant stronghold - a new state-of-the-art cinema.

JENIN - The only cinema in the northern West Bank city of Jenin is set to reopen with a three-day film festival Thursday, after being shut for 23 years.

RAMALLAH, West Bank - When the iconic 1970s disco group Boney M rocked Ramallah this week, the local music festival prevented the band from performing one of its biggest hits.
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