Five Boys and a Wheel

Director: Said Zagha
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The film is based on American author Raymond Carver's short story 'Bicycles, Muscles, Cigarettes'.
The film received support from the Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC).
Starring Ali Suliman, who is known for his roles in the Hollywood films The Kingdom (2007), Body of Lies (2008) and Lone Survivor (2013).
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2016/ Jordan - Palestine20 min/ Drama
Original Title
Khamsat Awlad Wa A’gal
The film is set in Jordan where a young father has to help his son out of a petty conflict with the neighbors. As the parents of each respective family are summoned to discuss the issue at hand, the discussions begin to quickly spin out of control, putting the values of the father to test.
Ali Suliman
Nadira Omran
Haydar Kfoof
Mohammad Idris
Screenwriter: Said Zagha
DOP: Ahmad Jalboush
Editor: Ameen Nayfeh
Eyas Salman
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Production Company(ies)
AKZ Collective
Akram Ashqar
Ahmad Al-Khatib
Said Zagha
film festivals
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt
Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), USA
Middle East Now Festival, Italy
MOOOV Film Festival, Belgium
Festival Ciné-Palestine, Paris
Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Sudan Film Screens programme at the Sudan Film Factory, Sudan
Arab Film Festival Australia, Australia
Bridge of Arts Motivational Film Festival, Russia
Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, USA
Beirut International Film Festival, Lebanon
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Arab Film Festival in California, USA
Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine
Boston Palestine Film Festival, USA
Reel Palestine, UAE
Chicago Palestine Film Festival, USA
MONA Film Festival, Belgium
Mexico International Film Festival, Mexico
Muscat International Film Festival, Oman
Palestine Arts Film Festival, Switzerland
Haifa Independent Film Festival, Israel
film awards
Golden Wahr Award at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Silver Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival, Mexico
Golden Khanjer Award at the Muscat International Film Festival, Oman
“Using a cinematic language, the film shows the conditions of a person living with different types of behaviors and practices that sweep away innocent people into an atmosphere coated with results of everyday violence and fighting that has become prevalent in society. These aspects were set forth before the viewers’ eyes through a simple and enjoyable story in which elements of humor were used to condemn these practices and the pain and ordeals they involve.” Alrai Newspaper (Arabic)

“The film addresses a deep topic in a simple, beautiful and poetic way.” Saeed Abo Me’ala- Ultrapalestine