Jen Marlowe & Sami Al Jundi

Jen Marlowe & Sami Al Jundi

Jen Marlowe is a Seattle-based award-winning author/documentary filmmaker/playwright and human rights activist. Jen lived and worked in Jerusalem from 2000-2004, using some of these techniques to engage in dialogue-based conflict resolution with Palestinian and Israeli teenagers.

Sami Al Jundi's life story is told jointly by himself and Jen Marlowe in his memoir The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian's Journey From Prisoner to Peacemaker. The book details his ten years as a Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli prisons, emerging with a strong belief in nonviolence and the possibility of Israelis and Palestinians working together to end the occupation and transform their futures. Sami is a poet, and lives in the Old City of Jerusalem with his wife and four children.

The 2019 Shortlist

  • The Parisan
  • Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
  • Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel
  • Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
  • Palestinian Women's Activism: Nationalism, Secularism, Islamism
  • Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen