Netflix’s ‘Farha’ Helps Bring the Palestinian Perspective to a Wider Audience in the West
The Netflix movie Farha brings the Palestinian lens to a broad Western audience, the Washington Post reported.
Ilan Pappe, an Israeli historian, said “the film’s presence on Netflix is a spectacular achievement”.
Hamid Dabashi, a professor at Columbia University, said “Netflix put it in the North American context.”
He added that “the fact that the Palestinian point of view and the Palestinian narrative, in addition to the Jewish narrative, are now part of the American mainstream – that is the most exciting aspect of [Farha].”
Farha is the story of a Palestinian girl in the midst of violence that erupts in 1948. The film received heavy criticism from some Israelis and the government, who said the film destroyed the history of Palestine and announced the boycott of the film with the streaming service, Netflix.