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Al Medina
Director: Omar Shargawi
The first Arab film refers to trafficking in children's organs through Israeli intermediators
2016/ Jordan - Denmark90 min/ Drama, Thriller
Yusif decides to go back to his hometown, Al Medina, along with his Danish pregnant wife Sarah. His God-fearing heart is following a dream of returning to his roots searching for peace and happiness with his wife and unborn child. When he mistakenly kills a child beggar, his life changes irrevocably, thrusting him into Al Medina’s dark side.
Ashraf Farah
Sara Hjort Ditlevsen
Hassan Shaer
Nadera Omran
Majida AlBashayreh
Screenwriter: Omar Shargawi
DOP: Aske Alexander Foss
Editor: Thomas Papapetros, Morten Højbjerg
Production Company(ies)
The Imaginarium Films
Nordisk Film Production
Rula Nasser
Tomas Radoor
Rene Ezra
World premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Arab Camera Festival in Rotterdam,The Netherlands
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia, within the festival's Official Competition for Long Feature Films
Selected for the Network of Arab Arthouse Screens (NAAS) award at the JCC, Tunisia
Oran International Arab Film Festival, Algeria
Days of Cinema Festival, Palestine
European Film Screenings Programme (EFS), UAE
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt, within the Arab Cinema Horizons Competition
Festival Cinéma de la Paix? (Cinema of Peace?), Tunisia
“Al Medina” was a well-intentioned exploration into the destruction of a man’s life.” Aflami - Yazan Al Ghazzawi