Suha Araj creates films that explore the displacement of immigrant communities. A Palestinian-American who grew up in Ohio, Araj became a filmmaker to reflect on the Arab experiences that she felt were not represented on screen. The Cup Reader, a comedy shot in Palestine, was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Next Great Filmmaker Award at the Berkshire International Film Festival and Baghdad International Film Festival. Araj followed up with Pioneer High, a film about a Palestinean high school student in 1969. Her film, Rosa, won the Best Short Narrative Award and the Lionsgate/STARZ Short Film Award at BlackStar Film Festival, and the Best Short Narrative Award at the Woodstock Film Festival.