A film by Annemarie Jacir
Fiction | 93′ | 2012
Arabic with subtitles in French and Dutch
Jordan, 1967. Eleven year old Tarek and his mother Ghaydaa have fled Palestine due to the ongoing Israeli assault. They end up in a refugee camp near the Jordanian-Israeli border. In the chaos of their flight they lost track of Tarek’s father. Every day more and more refugees arrive at the camp. Tarek and his mother continue to hope that one day his father will be among them. A few kilometres from the camp, even closer to the border, there is a training camp for Palestinian freedom fighters. Tarek is intrigued by what he sees happening there.
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Annemarie Jacir was born on January 17, 1974 in Bethlehem, Palestine. She has written, directed and produced a number of award-winning films including Until When, A Few Crumbs for the Birds, and a Post Oslo History. Her short film, like twenty impossibles was the first Arab short film to ever be an official selection of the Cannes International Film Festival and was named one of the ten best films of 2003. Jacir also shot the first feature film by a Palestinian woman director, Salt of this Sea. Jacir writes also poetry and stories. They have been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Mizna, the Crab Orchard Review, and The Poetry of Arab Women. She has won several screenwriting awards and was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Meilleur Scenariste in Paris.