Alam, The Flag
Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION
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.
- Firas Khoury
- Firas Khoury, Rasha Salti (Script Consultant)
- Janja Kralj
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.
Production Company Profile
KinoElektron is a production company based in Paris, founded by Janja Kralj. The company is committed to international cinema working with confirmed directors and emerging talents. Their latest productions are 'Good Luck’ by Ben Russell (Locarno Film Festival 2017- Official competition), 'Frost' by Sharunas Bartas (Cannes Film Festival 2017 - Director’s Fortnight, and Lithuania’s pick for the Academy Awards), 'Strange Birds' by Elise Girard (Berlin Film Festival 2017 – Forum) and 'Son of Sofia' by Elina Psykou (Best International Narrative Feature Award at Tribeca Film Festival 2017). KinoElektron is currently developing feature and short films projects by Raphaël Nadjari, Sharunas Bartas, Vladimir Perisic, Bani Khoshnoudi and visual artists Ali Cherri and Nir Evron, among others.
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