Nora Al Sharif’s “Ismail” paints a picture of Palestine you might not have seen

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Nora Alsharif’s film “Ismail” has just been released on Istikana

AMMAN, JORDAN, July 12, 2021 / – Istikana, the leading subscription video-on-demand service focused on Arab indie films, documentaries, shorts and classics, has released award-winning documentary Ismail إسماعيل by Palestinian director Nora Alsharif

Nora Alsharif’s film depicts a day in the life of famous Palestinian painter Ismail Shammout (1930-2006) as he and his brother struggle to escape near death when they enter a minefield in 1949.

The award-winning film has been screened at several film festivals around the world.

To watch this and other Arab independent films, visit or download the Istikana app from the mobile and smart TV app stores.

About Istikana
Istikana is a subscription video-on-demand platform that brings the best independent Arab cinema to the world. The platform showcases independent films, documentaries, short films, hard-to-find classics, and more. Istikana is available on the web, mobile web, mobile devices, and smart TVs. To learn more, visit:

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Istikana LLC
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