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The Parrot

A film by Darin J. Sallam
- Amjad Al- Rasheed
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 - Germany
18 mins/ 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
Production Company(ies)
TaleBox Productions
Roman Roitman
Deema Azar
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt
Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon
Middle East Now Festival, Italy
Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, Egypt
Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF), Sudan
Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Franco Arab Film Festival, Jordan
Festival Ciné-Palestine, France
Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
Palestinian Film Festival Australia
Boston Palestine Film Festival, USA
Days of Cinema in Palestine
Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier, Morocco
Franco Arab Film Festival, Jordan
Jounieh International Film Festival (JIFF), Lebanon
Reel Palestine Film Festival, UAE
Jury Award at the Malmö Arab Film Festival in Sweden
Jury Award for Best Short Film at the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in the USA
“The Parrot told what the most spokesmen couldn’t say. This is a message for the beautiful cinema.” Aljarida - Magdy Eltayeb (Arabic)