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Mafak (Screwdriver): dir Bassam Jarbawi (2018)
4 November @ 7.30 pm - 9.00 pmFree, but pre-register
In 1992, Al-Amari Refugee Camp in Palestine is a collection of cement cubicles, angles, colours, smells and sounds. It’s tight, but eight year olds Ziad and Ramzi find the space to explore. While playing around, Ziad accidentally cuts Ramzi so Ramzi stabs Ziad with a screwdriver. Immediately, they become best friends. By 2002 and now teenagers, Ziad and Ramzi are the stars of Al-Amari basketball team; but then Ramzi is shot dead in a crossfire. Ziad is captured by Israeli forces and imprisoned for 15 years. On his release Ziad struggles to adjust to life as the Palestinian hero everyone hails him to be; unable to distinguish reality from hallucination, he forces himself to go back to where it all began …
In Arabic with English subtitles. The film screens in the CinemaNa programme showcasing films from the Arab world; it is supported by the Palestinian Business Council and is followed by a Q&A with the director.