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The Parrot

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The film is funded by the German foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung (RBS) as the film received the 2015 Film Prize of RBS in the short fiction category.
Vogue Arabia listed the film among the Must-See Arab Films at the 2016 Dubai International Film Festival.
The Parrot  Poster
2016/ Jordan - Germany18 min/ Period Drama
Original Title
Al Babaghaa
The Parrot tells the story of a Mizrahi Jewish family, who emigrate from Morocco, trying to settle into their new life in Haifa, Palestine in 1948.
Hend Sabri
Ashraf Barhom
Yassmine Ben Amara
Screenwriter: Darin J. Sallam
Amjad Al-Rasheed
Rifqi Assaf
DOP: Samer Nemri
Editor: Jamin Benazzouz
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Production Company(ies)
TaleBox Productions
Roman Roitman
Deema Azar
film festivals
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
film festivals Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt
film festivals Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Middle East Now Festival, Italy
film festivals Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF), Sudan
film festivals Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
film festivals Franco Arab Film Festival, Jordan
film festivals Festival Ciné-Palestine, France
film festivals Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
film festivals Palestinian Film Festival Australia, Australia
film festivals Boston Palestine Film Festival, USA
film festivals Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine
film festivals Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier, Morocco
film festivals Franco Arab Film Festival, Jordan
film festivals Jounieh International Film Festival (JIFF), Lebanon
film festivals Reel Palestine Film Festival, UAE
film festivals Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, USA
film awards
film awards Jury Award at the Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Jury Award for Best Short Film at the Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, USA
“The Parrot told what the most spokesmen couldn’t say. This is a message for the beautiful cinema.” Magdy Eltayeb - Aljarida (Arabic)