Alam, The Flag
Spring Grant 2015
Current project status: PRODUCTION
Palestinian student Tamer doesn’t meddle in politics; at the same time, the memory of his uncle, an activist physically broken by imprisonment, weighs heavily on his mind. He is attracted to a new classmate, the beautiful, spontaneous and politically engaged Maysaa’, the instant she appears; to impress her, Tamer drags along his buddies into Maysaa’’s “Operation: Flag”. This act of resistance will replace the school’s Israeli flag with the Palestinian flag on Israeli Independence Day, which is a day of mourning for Palestinians when they commemorate the ‘Nakba’ – the catastrophe. Under Mayssa’’s influence, Tamer’s political consciousness is sparked and he decides to participate in his first-ever demonstration.
- Firas Khoury
- Firas Khoury, Rasha Salti (Script Consultant)
- Janja Kralj
About the Director
Firas Khoury is Palestinian director. He graduated from the University of Tel Aviv with a Master’s degree in Film. Khoury has several short films to his credit; among them are the award-winning documentaries ‘Seven Days in Deir Bulus’ (2007) and ‘Yellow Mums’ (2010). Alongside his directorial activity, Khoury is committed to disseminating Palestinian films and training young people. He is a founding member of Group Falastinema, which develops film workshops and presents screenings throughout Palestine.
Production Company Profile
KinoElektron is a production company based in Paris. Founded by Janja Kralj, KinoElektron is committed to an international cinema and works with established directors and emerging talents, maintaining a strong collaboration between producers and directors. The company has produced or co-produced features including Maya Kenig’s ‘Off White Lies’ (2012) and Eva Pervolovici’s ‘Marussia’ (2013), both of which were selected for the Berlin International Film Festival. KinoElektron’s most recent production, Croatian director Ognjen Sviličić’s ‘These Are the Rules’ (2014), was screened in the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Actor. KinoElektron also co-produced Marco van Geffen’s ‘In Your Name’ (2014) and Sharunas Bartas’s ‘Peace to Us in Our Dreams’ (2015), which was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the Festival de Cannes.
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