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Al Medina

Director: Omar Shargawi
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The first Arab film refers to trafficking in children's organs through Israeli intermediators
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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
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Production Company(ies)
The Imaginarium Films
Nordisk Film Production
Rula Nasser
Tomas Radoor
Rene Ezra
film festivals
film festivals World premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
film festivals Arab Camera Festival in Rotterdam,The Netherlands
film festivals Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia, within the festival's Official Competition for Long Feature Films
film festivals Selected for the Network of Arab Arthouse Screens (NAAS) award at the JCC, Tunisia
film festivals Oran International Arab Film Festival, Algeria
film festivals Days of Cinema Festival, Palestine
film festivals European Film Screenings Programme (EFS), UAE
film festivals Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt, within the Arab Cinema Horizons Competition
film festivals 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