Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED
As a result of being jailed in the Shin Bet’s Al-Moskobiya investigation centre at the age of 18, director Raed Andoni has fragments of memories he cannot determine as real or imagined. In order to confront the ghosts that haunt him, Andoni decides to try to rebuild that mysterious place. Responding to a job announcement seeking ex-inmates of Al-Moskobiya who have experience in construction, architecture, painting, carpentry and acting, a large group gathers in an empty yard near Ramallah. Together, they start a journey in which they rediscover the shape of their old prison, try to face the consequences of being under absolute control, and attempt to re-enact a story that took place inside the centre’s walls.
About the Director
Production Company Profile
Les Films de Zayna was established in 2008 by Palestinian producer and director Raed Andoni and French producer Palmyre Badinier. Based in Paris, the company develops and produces films with a strong focus on stories and talents from the Arab world.
Awards and Festival History
Cinema du Reel 2017, International Competition
FIFDH 2017, Compétition Documentaires de création
Glashutte Original Documentary and Panorama Dokumente - 3rd Best Documentary Awards, Berlinale 2017 (WP)
Golden Apricot, Yerevan Int’l Film Festival 2017, Documentary Competition