FILE - This Jan. 31, 2006 file photo shows Hany Abu-Assad, director of the Oscar nominated Palestinian film "Paradise Now," posing for a photo at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. Abu-Assad is also director of “Omar,” one of the more buzzed-about films at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The film is set in the West Bank, and the Palestinian conflict is a key part of the plot. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)

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FILE - This Jan. 31, 2006 file photo shows Hany Abu-Assad, director of the Oscar nominated Palestinian film "Paradise Now," posing for a photo at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. Abu-Assad is also director of “Omar,” one of the more buzzed-about films at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The film is set in the West Bank, and the Palestinian conflict is a key part of the plot. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)
FILE - This Jan. 31, 2006 file photo shows Hany Abu-Assad, director of the Oscar nominated Palestinian film "Paradise Now," posing for a photo at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. Abu-Assad is also director of “Omar,” one of the more buzzed-about films at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The film is set in the West Bank, and the Palestinian conflict is a key part of the plot. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)
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