Kamal Aljafari is a Benjamin White Whitney Scholar as well as a Film Study Center-Radcliffe Fellow whose upcoming project is titled A Cinematic Occupation. An independent artist from Israel, he works in film, video, sound and new media. Born in Palestine, he graduated from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne in 2003. His films include Visit Iraq and The Roof. His work has been shown internationaly at film festivals and art galeries. He is the recipient of the Visual Art Prize of the city of Cologne for the year 2004 and artist fellowship grants from Kunstfonds and Kunststiftung NRW.