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Alam, The Flag

Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage
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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

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.

Contacts

  • Co-Producer

    Georges Schoucair

    Company: 
    Abbout Productions
    Phone: 
    +9611587824
    Email: 
    georges@abboutproductions.com

  • Director

    Firas Khoury

    Phone: 
    +970597097477
    Email: 
    hippolyte.lykavieris@live.fr

  • Main Contact

    Janja Kralj

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

  • Production Company

    Abbout Productions

    Company: 
    Abbout Productions

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