200 Meters (٢٠٠ متر)
Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2020
Mustafa (Ali Suliman) and his wife Salwa live a mere 200 metres apart in two Palestinian villages, separated by a dividing wall. One day he gets a call every parent dreads—his son has been in an accident. Rushing to cross the checkpoint, Mustafa is denied on a technicality. But a father’s love won’t give up, and he will do anything to reach his son. A 200-metre distance becomes a 200-kilometre odyssey. Mustafa, left with no choice, attempts to smuggle himself to the other side of the wall.
Seasoned trafficker Nader is willing to help, but for a price. One that is shared between a motley crew of fellow passengers who join Mustafa on his endeavour. There is the young and brash Rami, artsy activist Kifah and German photographer Anne, who attempts to film the whole experience. Caught between two divided worlds, where distance is relative, the film beautifully closes the gap both geographically and emotionally between its characters and subject matter. The depiction of everyday life in an occupied land and the obstacles the people there face are a universal appeal to breaking down barriers the world over.
About the Director
Ameen Nayfeh was born in Palestine in 1988. In 2012, he graduated with an MFA from the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Jordan with the goal of telling authentic stories from his region. He has written, produced and directed award-winning short films, and has been freelancing for film and TV production for the past six years.
- Ameen Nayfeh
- Ameen Nayfeh
- May Odeh
- Kamal El Mallakh
- Production Designer
- Bashar Hassuneh
- Franseco Melzi, Marco Colombo, Julia Gebauer
- Faraj Suliman
- Elin Kirschfink
- Sales Company
- True Colours
- Production Company
- Odeh Films
- Raja Dubayah, Sylvain Bellemare
- Ali Suliman, Lana Zreik, Samia Bakri, Tawfeeq Nayfeh, Maryam Nayfeh, Salma Nayfeh, Anna Unterberger, Mahmoud Abu Eita, Nabil Al Raai, Ghassan Abbas