Najwa Najjar

Najwa Najjar


Najwa Najjar is a Palestinian screenwriter and director. She received her BA in Political Science and Economics, her MA in Film in the United States. She has worked in both documentary and fiction as a director, writer, and producer of various short films. Her first fictional feature film was the critically acclaimed multi-award-winning debut Pomegranates and Myrrh (2009). Her second award-winning feature film Eyes of a Thief (2014) was the Palestinian nomination for the 2015 Oscars Best Foreign Film and the Golden Globe Awards. Between Heaven and Earth (2019) is her third feature.


2020 Between Heaven and Earth
2014 Eyes of a Thief
2008 Pomegranates and Myrrh
2005 Yasmine's Song (Short)
2001 Quintessence of Oblivion (Documentary)
2000 Naim and Wadee'a (Documentary short)

Najwa Najjar's films at RIFF
Between Heaven and Earth
Icelandic Panorama
Year: 2019
Sometimes the most unexpected roads in life are in the detours you didn’t mean to take. A...