Bethlehem 2001

Director: Ibrahim Handal
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Joined one of the world’s most prestigious festivals, Locarno Film Festival where it nominated for Golden Pardino - Leopards of Tomorrow.
Competed within Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Director Ibrahim Handal was the director of photography of Ambience, which reaped an award at Cinéfondation at Cannes Film Festival.
Reflects on a major event in Arab’s history, the second Palestinian uprising (Intifada), through the eyes of the young Palestinians.
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2020/ Palestine15 min/ Drama
A young Palestinian wanders between his current reflections and his childhood memories of the military invasion and siege of Bethlehem. He tries to understand how his parents could lead him through those difficult times, hoping that would help him cope with the present time.
Muhammad Mughrabi
Yousef AbuShkhaidem
Hind AbuShkhaidem
Tarek Abusalameh
Screenwriter: Ibahim Handal
DOP: Ibrahim Handal
Editor: Ibrahim Handal
Belal Abu Alia
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Ibrahim Handal
Wisam Aljafari
film festivals
Locarno Film Festival, France
Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival, Egypt
MEDfilm festival, Italy
Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine
Ajyal Film Festival, Qatar
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France
Busan International Short Film Festival, South Korea
Cinema of Peace?, Tunisia
film awards
Special Jury Mention at MedFilm Festival, Italy
Best Short Film at Fajr Film Festival, Iran