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
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, Australia
Boston Palestine Film Festival, USA
Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine
Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier, Morocco
Franco Arab Film Festival, Jordan
Jounieh International Film Festival (JIFF), Lebanon
Reel Palestine Film Festival, UAE
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, USA
Falastin - Festival della Palestina, Italy
Palestine Arts Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland
Show Me Shorts Film Festival, New Zealand
Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan, Morocco
New Orleans Palestinian Film Festival, USA
IAFFZ International Arab Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland
Arabian Sights Film Festival, USA
Elia Short Films Festival, Palestine
Festival International du Film Amateur de Kélibia (FIFAK), Tunisia
Exeter Respect Festival, UK
Chicago Palestine Film Festival, USA
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
Best Short Film award at the Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine
“The Parrot told what the most spokesmen couldn’t say. This is a message for the beautiful cinema.” Magdy Eltayeb - Aljarida (Arabic)