Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Razan is a filmmaker and media artist living and working in Montreal, QC, Canada. Razan is a 2019 Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) Grantee and Sundance New Frontier Story Lab Fellow, selected to develop After the Last Sky, an experimental VR film that investigates the Palestinian exilic body in a story of impossible and eternal return to Palestine through virtual reality. In 2018, she was awarded the Knight Foundation New Frontier Fellowship and Grant at the Sundance Film Festival and the Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for an Emerging Experimental Video Artist at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Her work has exhibited and screened internationally at festivals and galleries including HotDocs, Melbourne & Glasgow International, the Sharjah Film Forum, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Sursock Museum in her hometown Beirut, Lebanon. Her latest short film, "your father was born 100 years old, and so was the Nakba" won the Sunbird Award for Best Narrative Short at Days of Cinema Palestine 2018 and has been acquired by the Palestine Films Collection. She was a 3-year Fulbright scholar pursuing an MFA in Film and Media Arts at Temple Universty in Philadelphia, a mentor at the CAMRA Doc Fellows Program at the University of Pennsylvania and visiting artist at different universities including Duke University and Princeton University. She now teaches Intermedia and Moving Images at Concordia University in Montreal.