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Palestinian Shorts 2

  • Khashabi 10 Hatib Street Haifa, Haifa District (map)

The Crossing by Ameen Nayfeh

When Shady and his Sister Maryam are very excited to visit their sick grandfather on the other side of the wall, their elder brother Mohammeh, arrives in a hurry with the permit to cross. They arrive to the checkpoint, but having a permit sometime is not enough to let them pass!


Memory of A Fish by Yousef Salhi

Sami always tries to remember things, but his memory doesn’t always help. However, Sami's memory problem doesn't bother him, unlike his sister Yara who’s always making fun of him. How will Sami react when his mother tries to make a solution?


And an Image Was Born by Firas Khoury

AN IMAGE WAS BORN hiff haifa

Two year-old Razi loves to hear the story of "The Monster". The story is an allegory of the Palestinian problem but Razi is too young to comprehend the political association, he just wants to imagine and live through its details over and over again. The narrator has his own film in his head.


Bonboné by Rakan Mayasi

BONBONE hiff haifa film festival

A Palestinian inmate serving time in an Israeli jail receives a visit from his wife, and she devises a bold and crafty operation to fulfill their secret desires.



The Shutter by Bilal Krunz

A foreign woman visits a refugee camp to take photos. A child who is fond of photography notice and follows her closely.

Madam El by Laila Abbas

Nader and Abed roam the mountains and dig through caves, looking for historical remains. The two boys deliver the pieces they find to an antiques' dealer, who gives them very little money in return. What they find in one remote cave will challenge their friendship. Things become more complicated when adults force themselves into the simple world of the two boys.

Earlier Event: March 25
Palestinian Shorts 3
Later Event: March 25
Burkinabé Rising by Iara Lee