About the Film
Young Ziad is the star of the refugee camp basketball team in Palestine. Seeking revenge for his best friend, he attempts to assassinate an Israeli settler but gets arrested. Fifteen years later, we follow a confused Ziad as he struggles to adjust to his chaotic new world. His mental state halts his advance in two potential love stories – with Salma, a close friend of his sister, and with Mina, a Palestinian-American shooting a documentary about Ziad.
26 Sep, 21:00, Sea Cinema 1
27 Sep, 15:30, TUB Audi Max
Bassam Jarbawi began working as a photographer during the second Palestinian Intifada. He completed his B.A. in Communication and Political Science at Macalester College, and earned his M.F.A. in Screenwriting and Directing at Columbia University in New York. His short film Roos Djaj (Chicken Heads) premiered at New York Film Festival, screened at Sundance Film Festival. Post graduation, Bassam worked in digital distribution in New York, film production in Dubai, and finally moved back to Ramallah, Palestine to found Rimsh Film. There, he produced several shorts and feature documentaries, most recently, Raed AndoniŐs Berlinale winner, Ghost Hunting. Mafak is his first feature film.