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Bringing 'Gandhi' to an Arab Audience

Filmmaker Hanna Elias also wrote and directed <i>The Olive Harvest</i>, a West Bank love story that he made with a Palestinian cast and  an Israeli crew.
Julia Buckley, NPR
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Filmmaker Hanna Elias also wrote and directed <i>The Olive Harvest</i>, a West Bank love story that he made with a Palestinian cast and an Israeli crew.

Robert Siegel meets with Palestinian filmmaker Hanna Elias. He is dubbing the movie Gandhi into Arabic -- with the hope of bringing the Indian leader's message of non-violence to a different part of the world. It's a project that is more radical than it might at first seem.

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