FORA.tv Speaker - Rula Jebreal
Rula Jebreal is an Palestinian journalist, and novelist, naturalized Italian.
She grew up in East Jerusalem. Her father worked as a groundskeeper in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Her mother committed suicide when she was five. She and her sister Rania were put into the Dar El-Tifel orphanage by their father in 1978 until 1991. She received a scholarship to study medicine at the University of Bologna, where she graduated in physiotherapy. Jebreal has worked as a journalist in Italy for 12 years. She moved to Cairo, to work at Al-Qahira Wal-Nas, (Cairo Centric) television station.
Her novel, Miral has been made into a film by her boyfriend, Julian Schnabel, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, September 2, 2010. It screened at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on March 14, 2011. Jebreal has a teenage daughter, also named Miral.
03.30.11 | 02:02:19 min
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