Screwdriver (Mafak)

  • 2018
  • 1h 48min
  • Directed by: Bassam Jarbawi
  • Cast: Ziad Bakri, Areen Omari, Jameel Khoury

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Young Ziad is the star of the Al-Amari Refugee Camp basketball team in the Ramallah outskirts of Palestine. When his best friend is shot and killed in crossfire, his teammates seek revenge, with results that will impact young Ziad’s life forever.

Shot entirely on location in the West Bank with a largely Palestinian crew, award-winning director Bassam Jarbawi’s debut feature follows Ziad as he returns home after 15 years in an Israeli jail. Hailed as a hero, with high expectations to settle back quickly into work and love, he is lost in a world he barely recognises.

Effectively capturing this unsettling inability to distinguish reality from hallucination and the haunting of memory, Screwdriver immerses us in a distinctly Palestinian story while addressing the universal trauma of reintegration after incarceration.

Palestine/US/Qatar 2018 Dir Bassam Jarbawi 108 min

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