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Directed by: Rashid Masharawi
75 Minutes, 1996

Haifa, nicknamed after the city of his love and hope, comes and goes in a Palestinian refugee camp. Although he is everybody’s fool, there are many things that only he knows. He is closely related to the family of Abu Said, a former policeman who finds new hope with the political developments. Oum Said, his wife, hangs her hope on the imminent release of their eldest son, Said, from jail. She tries to find him a bride to secure his future. Their youngest son, Siad, is cynical and rebellious. He refuses to believe in anything. Sabah, their twelve year old daughter sees the future through the eyes of a romantic, searching for what it might hold in store for her.


Director: Rashid Masharawi

Producer: Erik Schut

Producer: Peter van Vogelpoel

Cast: Mohammad Bakri

Cast: Ahmad Abu Sal’oum

Cast: Hiam Abbass

Cast: Nawal Zaquot

Cast: Fadi El-Ghoul

Cast: Areen Omari

Cast: Khaled Awad

Cast: George Ibrahim

Cast: Mariam El-Hin

Cast: Mahmoud Qadah

Cast: Hussam Abu Eisheh

Cast: Samer Abu Eisheh

Cast: Osama Masri

Cast: Samyah Bakri

Cast: Karma Zo’ubi

Cast: Tareq Qobti

Cast: Omar Jallad

Cast: Ozama Zo’ubi

Cast: Darwish Abu Rish

Cast: Adnan Abu Sneineh

Cast: Samir Othman

Producer: Erik Schut

Producer: Peter van Vogelpoel

Cinematographer: Ehab Assal

Cinematographer: Edwin Verstegen