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Wisam Al Jafari / Short Narrative / Palestine / 2019 / 15 min / Black & White / DCP / In Arabic / English subtitles
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

Synopsis

Two aspiring musicians struggle desperately to find a quiet space in their refugee camp to record a song for a competition. Ever-surrounded by a cacophony of gunfire, protests and reconstruction, they are at first, disheartened. But in a flash of inspiration, they come up with the ingenious idea of embracing the chaos that surrounds them and incorporate it into their unique music.

About the Director

Wisam Al Jafari is a filmmaker born in Dheisheh Refugee Camp near Bethlehem. He obtained his BFA in filmmaking from Dar Alkalima University and has worked on many films as an assistant director, location manager, camera assistant and sound engineer. Wisam has also made a number of short fiction and experimental films.

Credits

Director
Wisam Al Jafari
Screenwriter
Wisam Al Jafari
Editor
Belal Abu Alia
Music
Saed Masanat
Cinematographer
Ibrahim Handal
Production Company
Dar Al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture
Mixing
Obai Al Abyad
Cast
Salah Abu Nima, Mohammad Al Khmour, Jameel Hilmi, Nilly Salman, Mutaz Shafout

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