Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

The Storyteller (Hekayah Al Hekayat)

Mohaq - ages 8+

Ghada Terawi / Short Narrative / Palestine / 2014 / 6 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Animation, Children
MENA Premiere


In a beautiful palace, the son of the king spends his days reading books. When he comes of age to be married, swarms of rich and pretty young women come to visit – but he finds them all so boring! Then the prince meets someone who tells him the most unusual story he has ever heard… ‘The Storyteller’ brings to life a Palestinian folktale through stylish decorative patterns and simple evocative animation.

About the Directors

Ghada Terawi was born to Palestinian militants in Beirut in 1972. She grew up between Beirut, Tunis and Cairo, and graduated from the American University of Cairo with a BA in International Relations. She currently lives in Palestine. Terawi began working in the field of documentary filmmaking in 1998, and produced her first film, ‘Staying Alive’, in 2001. Her other films include ‘What’s Next’ (2003), ‘The Way Back Home’ (2006), ‘The Last Station’ (2007), ‘Golden Pomegranate Seeds’ (2009), ‘On Air’ (2011) and ‘The Storyteller’ (2013).


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