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The Council

Director: Yahya Alabdallah
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Winner of the International Documentary Award of the Final Cut in Venice at the Venice Film Festival.
This documentary film genuinely examines the problems facing the free educational systems in Jordan and the Arab world.
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2014/ Jordan - UAE80 min/ Documentary, Comedy
Original Title
Al Majlis
A journey of three young Palestinians running for the student council in a refugee school in Jordan, from announcing the election till the end of the academic year.
Omar Nofal
Abdlghany Howytat
Screenwriter: Yahya Alabdallah
DOP: Yahya Alabdallah
Editor: Yasmine Mustafa
Production Company(ies)
The Imaginarium Films
Dubai Media and Entertainment Organization
in association with Dubai Film Market (Enjaaz)
Rula Nasser
film festivals
film festivals Alexandria International Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Arab Film Festival, USA
film festivals Paris Biennal of Arab Cinema
film festivals Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
film awards
film awards Certificate of Appreciation at the Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries
Special Mention at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)
International Documentary Award at the Final Cut in Venice within the Venice Film Festival
"Alabdallah, director of The Last Friday, transfers the view from one scene to the next, and from one character to another. He leaves no stone unturned, delving into and connecting everything together. The scenes cannot be separated." Emarat Al Youm - Olaa Al Sheikh (Arabic)