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A film by Salim Abu Jabal
2015/ Palestine - Lebanon - Qatar - Syria - UAE
70 Min/ Documentary
An elderly Palestinian couple has a final standoff with the Israeli authorities to maintain their lifestyle in Roshmia; the last natural valley in Haifa.

Yousef Hassan
Amna Abu Fodeh
Screenwriter: Salim Abu Jabal
DOP: Salim Abu Jabal
Editor: Salim Abu Jabal
Micheal Yousef Shafek
Production Company(es)
Boujabel Productions
Salim Abu Jabal
Riyad Ideis
May Odeh
Rafia Oraidi
Mumbai International Film Festival, India 2013
KARAMA Film Festival, Jordan 2015
Muestra de Cine Palestino, Spain 2015
Boston Palestine Film Festival, USA 2015
Cinemed, Montpellier, France 2015
San Francisco Arab Film Festival, USA 2015
Ayam Beirut al Cinemai’ya, Lebanon 2015
Karama Gaza Human Rights Film Festival, Palestine 2015
Arab Film Festival, South Korea 2015
IDFA: International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam 2015
Festival International Cinema Mediterranean Montpellier, 2015
Middle East Now, Italy 2016
ALFILM – Arab Film Festival, Germany 2016
Arab Film Days, Norway 2016
Arab Film Festival, Sweden 2016
The Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, Burma 2016
Fajr International Film Festival, Iran 2016
DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Canada 2016
Sudan Independent Film Festival 2016
Silk Road Film Festival, Dublin 2016
Al Ard Doc Film Festival, Italy 2016
Houston Palestine Film Festival, USA 2016
Movies That Matter Festival, The Netherlands 2016
Special Jury Prize - Dubai International Film Festival
Grand Prize - Mediterranean Film Festival of Tetouan, Morocco
Best Film Prize - Festival International du Film Arabe de Gabès (FIFAG), Tunisia
Award of Recognition - Scandinavian International Film Festival (SCIFF), Finland
Open Eyes Award for Best Documentary - MedFilm Festival Rome
Special Jury Prize - Algeria International Cinema Festival
Aljazeera Doc Channel’s Award - Aljazeera International Doc Film Festival
Special Jury Prize - Festival International du Cinéma d'Alger, Algeria
Alkompis Freedom Award - Malmo Arab Film Festival
Audience Award – KARAMA Human Rights Film Festival
Special Mention - Al Ard Documentary Film Festival
Grand Prix du Documentaire - International Mediterranean Film Festival of Tetouan 2015
The film was funded by many organizations including the AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts and Culture), Doha Film Institute, Enjaaz and Screen Institute Beirut. Supported by Al Arz Production (camera equipment), Janan Films (post-production associate), Mengamuk Films (post-production facilities) and Plateau 84 (post-production)

Winner of 11 awards and screened at more than 20 international festivals
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