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200 Meters

Spring Grants 2018 - Production Stage

Ameen Nayfeh / Feature Narrative / Palestine, Jordan, France, Germany, Italy, Qatar / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Road Trip


Mustafa and his wife Salwa come from two Palestinian villages that are only 200 meters apart, but separated by the wall. Their unusual living situation is starting to affect their otherwise happy marriage, but the couple does what they can to make it work. Every night, Mustafa flashes a light from his balcony to wish his children on the other side a goodnight, and they signal him back. One day Mustafa gets a call that every parent dreads, his son has been in an accident. He rushes to the checkpoint where he must agonisingly wait in line only to find out there is a problem with his fingerprints and is denied entry. Desperate, Mustafa resorts to hiring a smuggler to bring him across. His once 200-meter journey becomes a 200-kilometer odyssey joined by other travellers determined to cross.


Ameen Nayfeh
Ameen Nayfeh
May Odeh
Production Company
Odeh Films

About the Director

Ameen Nayfeh was born in Palestine in 1988 and spent his formative years moving between Jordan and Palestine. Despite an early interest in filmmaking, in 2010 he earned his BSc in Nursing from Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem. Two years later, he attained an MFA in film producing from the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Jordan. Ameen Nayfeh’s previous films include ‘The Crossing’ (2017), ‘Suspended Time / Zaman Muaalaq’ (2014), the documentaries ‘The Eid Gift’ (2012), and ‘The Uppercut’ (2012). ‘200 Meters’ is his first feature film.

Awards and Festival History


"El Gouna FF 2020
Busan IFF 2020 "


BNL People’s Choice Award, Venice Days 2020


  • Main Contact

    May Odeh

    Odeh Films

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