Rashid Masharawi / Palestine, Tunisia, France, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Italy and Switzerland / 2013 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 90 minutes.
Two Palestinian brothers – Samy and Milad (aka Stereo) – plan on immigrating to Canada after the Israeli air force bombs their family home. Milad used to be a wedding singer but when his wife dies in the attack, he becomes disillusioned with his life in Palestine. The bombing also leaves Samy mute and deaf. The two set about earning money for their travel by buying a secondhand sound system that they rent out for events in Ramallah.
Rashid Masharawi is one of the first film-makers to produce films from inside the Occupied Territories. He also founded the Cinema Production and Distribution Centre (CPC) in Ramallah to educate young Palestinian film-makers. The CPC also organises an annual Kids Film Festival. Mashrwai’s filmography includes HAIFA (1996), the, first Palestinian film to be screened in Cannes and LAILA’S BIRTHDAY (2008), which won nine international awards.
Drama and Fiction
CAST & CREDITS
• Director: Rashid Masharawi
• Producer: Abdel Salam Abu Askar, Habib Attia
• Scriptwriter: Rashid Masharawi
• Cinematographer: Tarek Ben Abdallah
• Editor: Pascale Chavance
• Composer: Kais Sellami