Looking Awry (Hawal)
A Palestinian filmmaker is commissioned by an American organisation to make a documentary film, which is to depict Jerusalem as a city of peace and coexistence between Jews and Arabs.
But and while making the film, the filmmaker keeps running into situations that are very different from what he is trying to depict. The reality of things on the ground, proves to be much stronger than its representation. It reaches a point where the filmmaker decides that he is unable to finish the film.
Palestine 2001, Sobhi al-Zobaidi, docudrama, 29 min, colour, Video, Arabic with English subtitles
Written and directed by Sobhi al-Zobaidi | Director of photography Ihab Abul Asal | Editing Saed Andouni and Rabab Haj Yehia | Music Samir Jubran | Actors Sobhi al-Zobaidi, Tamam Qanembou, Musa al-Qawasmi, Basim Nasir, Fuad al-Mothaffar, Amer Khalil, Yaqub abu Arafe and Hayyan al-Jubeh | Produced with financial assistant of Goteborg Film Festival Film Fund, Bethlehem 2000 Project, Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation
Subjects: Film-production, Self-determination, Jerusalem, Cross-Culturalism, PalestineAvailable on DVD