Palästina, Egypt, UK

Synopsis

He has returned to Palestine. On the fraught road through the country he relives the choice that sent him to America and the forces of history now driving him home.

Directors Statement

How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing? It took about two years in total. We decided to try crowd-funding to finance the film and it was a tremendous success. In the end we ran two separate campaigns – one for production costs and one for post-production – and were supported by 161 people, which was a great motivator. Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”? I think it’s a crucial step towards challenging the monopoly that Hollywood has over audiences across the world. If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen? It depends where the theatre is. If it was in New York, I’d show a night of Palestinian revolutionary cinema and archival material. If it was in Palestine, I’d show a night of Third Cinema films. What is your next project? I’m cutting together a feature documentary on the Egyptian Revolution using the video archive that has been collected and housed by the Mosireen Collective, of which I’m a member.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Omar Robert Hamilton

Written by: Omar Robert Hamilton

Produced by: Louis Lewarne

Cinematography: Omar Robert Hamilton

Editing: Omar Robert Hamilton

Sound: Basel Abbas

Main Cast: Kais Nashif

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2013