When a Palestinian primary UNRWA school in the Sukhna area in Jordan announces student council elections, its students are keen to establish a “Majlis” system that addresses interstudent relations as well as student-teacher relationships. Director Yahya Alabdallah (THE LAST FRIDAY, DIFF 2011) works with a narration style that examines the students’ lives and allows spontaneous expression from the subjects. THE COUNCIL is about two students’ journey from the moment the elections are announced until the end of the academic year.
- Winner - International Award - Documentary at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival.
- Winner - Muhr Special Mention at the 2014 Dubai International Film Festival