Though he lives in Gaza, his name is Haifa and he dreams of returning to the city of the same name. He may be the local fool, but he sees and understands much about the hopes and aspirations of his Gaza relatives: Abu Said hopes for an improvement in the political situation, since it means the release of his eldest son from prison. His wife already has her eye on a bride for the boy. A younger son, cynical and rebellious, believes in nothing, while their 12-year-old daughter is a romantic, dreaming of the future's largesse.



Rashid Masharawi -- 75', Arabic (Palestine/Germany/Netherlands: 1995)