UK, Germany, Switzerland


Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt. Over the course of a conversation with an understanding friend, he analyses, deconstructs and interprets the meaning of his choice to publicly support the cultural boycott of Israel.

Director's Biography

Mahdi Fleifel is a Danish-Palestinian film director who graduated in 2009 from the UK National Film & TV School. He is the co-founder of London-based production company Nakba FilmWorks which he runs alongside Irish producer Patrick Campbell.

His debut feature, A World Not Ours (2012), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and picked up over 30 awards, including the Peace Film Prize at the 2013 Berlinale and the Edinburgh, Yamagata and DOC:NYC Grand Jury Prizes.

In 2016 he won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale with A Man Returned. His recent film, A Drowning Man, was selected for the official competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for a BAFTA in 2018.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Mahdi Fleifel

Written by: Mahdi Fleifel

Produced by: Mahdi Fleifel, Patrick Campbell

Cinematography: Mahdi Fleifel

Editing: Michael Aaglund

Sound Design: Dario Swade

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2018