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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 International Film Festival.
The film received Dubai Film Market’s Enjaaz Fund.
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
SYNOPSIS
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.
CAST
Omar Nofal
Abdlghany Howytat
CREW
Screenwriter: Yahya Alabdallah
DOP: Yahya Alabdallah
Editor: Yasmine Mustafa
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Production Company(ies)
The Imaginarium Films
Dubai Media and Entertainment Organization
Producer(s)
Rula Nasser
film festivals
film festivals Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries, Egypt
film festivals Arab Film Festival, USA
film festivals Paris Biennal of Arab Cinema, France
film festivals Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
film festivals Venice International Film Festival, Italy
film awards
film awards Certificate of Appreciation at the Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries, Egypt
Special Mention at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
International Documentary Award at the Venice International Film Festival, Italy
Quotes
"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." Ola Al Sheikh - Emarat Al Youm (Arabic)