This short film was shot on location in Beit Safafa, the only Palestinian village remaining in West Jerusalem. According to director Muayad Alayan, the village's rural character contrasts strikingly with the surrounding Israeli settlements and urban centers.
Alayan overcame the obstacles he faced in making his film (such as a tight budget and a lack of access to equipment) by seeking support from those in his immediate environment. “Making a film in Palestine is like having a wedding: a director turns to close friends and family,” says Alayan.
Title: Lesh Sabreen?
Original Title: Lesh Sabreen?
Language versions: Arabic original version; Arabic with English, French or Spanish subtitles
Length: 20 min
Director: Muayad Alayan
Screenplay: Muayad Alayan, Rami Musa Alayan
Cinematography: Christian Bruno
Sound: Ayman Alayan
Music: Charlie Rishmawi
Featuring: Mahmood Alayan, Tariq Alayan, Iman Aoun, Kamel El Basha, Riyad Ideis, Osama Jibat, Pamela Kelly, Mohammad Othman, Humam Subhi, Hanin Tarabiya
Production: Palcine Productions
World Sales: mec film
Festivals: 2009: Cork Film Festival (IE), La Cittadella Del Corto film Festival (IT), Ismailia International Documentary and Short Film Festival (EG)
Awards: 2009: Best International Film - Youth Jury Award - Cork Film Festival (IE), Special Jury Mention - La Cittadella Del Corto film Festival (IT), Special Jury Mention - Ismailia International Documentary and Short Film Festival (EG)
Age Recommendation: 12