Dir: Shuruq Harb
2020 | PG | Short Experimental | Arabic with English subtitles | 10’
‘The Jump’ explores the psychological terrains of leaping into the void, its potential sense of cosmic freedom, physical thrill, suspension and definitive end. The two main film protagonists- author, literary professor Wafa Darwish and psychologist, trauma healer Laila Atshan, reflect on their own experiences of seeking freedom and overcoming the limitations of their disability.
Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege
Dir: Abdallah Al-Khatib
2021 | PG13 | Documentary | Arabic with English subtitles | 89’
The district of Yarmouk (Damascus, Syria) sheltered the biggest Palestinian refugee camp in the world from 1957 to 2018. When the Syrian revolution broke out, the regime saw Yarmouk as a refuge of rebels and resistance and set up a siege from 2013 on. Between 2011 and 2015, Abdallah Al-Khatib and his friends documented the daily life of the besieged inhabitants, who decided to face bombing, displacement and hunger with rallying, study, music, love and joy.