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Fall Grant 2012 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Nora Alsharif / Short Narrative / Jordan, Palestine, United Kingdom, Qatar / 2013 / 28 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic, Hebrew


In 1949, Ismail, a young Palestinian, struggles to support his family after their expulsion to a refugee camp by Israeli forces. Despite his wretched life, he holds fast to his dream to go to Rome. One day he mistakenly enters a minefield. As Ismail faces death, we discover his true spirit.

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Nora Alsharif
Hatem Alsharif
Abdelsalam Akkad, Ana Moreno

About the Director

After graduating with a BA in graphic design from Jordan, Nora Alsharif worked in advertising before discovering her true passion lay in filmmaking. She worked as an assistant producer on film and TV projects before moving to London, where she graduated with an MA in directing film and television in 2010.

Production Company Profile

Greyscale Films, created in 2007, is more than just a video and film production company; it is an experiment in the use of audiovisual media to explore and interact with social issues in an innovative and organic way. The partners at Greyscale are drawn together by their desire to be part of a thoughtful, interactive and transformative social dialogue through the production of high-quality audiovisual media using cutting-edge technology and experimental methods. They draw on the richness of our immediate and physical surroundings while fully recognising the pervasiveness of the digital world and the global standards it is creating. Greyscale Films takes pride in being open to ideas and thriving on diversity.

Awards and Festival History


Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012, Arab Short Film Competition (Qatar)


  • Main Contact

    Abdelsalam Akkad

    GreyScale Films
    + 96264615455

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