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Alam, The Flag

Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

Firas Khoury / Feature Narrative / Palestine, France, Qatar / 2017 / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Coming of age, History, Social Issues, Youth

Synopsis

Palestinian student Tamer doesn’t meddle in politics; at the same time, the memory of his uncle, an activist physically broken by imprisonment, weighs heavily on his mind. He is attracted to a new classmate, the beautiful, spontaneous and politically engaged Maysaa’, the instant she appears; to impress her, Tamer drags along his buddies into Maysaa’’s “Operation: Flag”. This act of resistance will replace the school’s Israeli flag with the Palestinian flag on Israeli Independence Day, which is a day of mourning for Palestinians when they commemorate the ‘Nakba’ – the catastrophe. Under Mayssa’’s influence, Tamer’s political consciousness is sparked and he decides to participate in his first-ever demonstration.

Credits

Director
Firas Khoury
Screenwriter
Firas Khoury, Rasha Salti (Script Consultant)
Producer
Janja Kralj
Production Company
KinoElektron

About the Director

Firas Khoury is Palestinian director. He graduated from the University of Tel Aviv with a Master’s degree in Film. Khoury has several short films to his credit; among them are the award-winning documentaries ‘Seven Days in Deir Bulus’ (2007) and ‘Yellow Mums’ (2010). Alongside his directorial activity, Khoury is committed to disseminating Palestinian films and training young people. He is a founding member of Group Falastinema, which develops film workshops and presents screenings throughout Palestine.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Janja Kralj

    Company: 
    KinoElektron
    Phone: 
    +33 1 48 24 51 34
    Email: 
    info@kinoelektron.com

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