Al Medina

Director: Omar Shargawi
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The first Arab film that refers to child organ trafficking through Israeli intermediators.
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2016/ Jordan - Denmark90 min/ Drama, Thriller
Original Title
Al Medina
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
Screenwriter: Omar Shargawi
DOP: Aske Alexander Foss
Editor: Thomas Papapetros
Morten Højbjerg
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Production Company(ies)
The Imaginarium Films
Nordisk Film Production
Rula Nasser
Tomas Radoor
Rene Ezra
film festivals
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Arab Camera Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine
European Film Screenings (EFS), UAE
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Festival Cinéma de la Paix? (Cinema of Peace?), Tunisia
“Al Medina” was a well-intentioned exploration into the destruction of a man’s life.” Yazan Al Ghazzawi - Aflami