ABOUT THE FILM
Layla is a Palestinian girl who lives in Paris. Her parents live in Palestine. She follows closely her parents’ news through widely-transmitted daily T.V reports: pictures about war, starvation and disasters occurring worldwide but especially in her homeland. She writes a letter to her parents telling them that she has decided to stop listening to the T.V news and to prepare Humus (a popular Arabic dish that is well known in Palestine) to welcome the feast.
Rashid Masharawi was born and raised in Shati refugee camp, Gaza Strip. He is a self-taught filmmaker, beginning to work at eighteen in the cinema industry and acquiring skills on over twenty films before starting himself to write and direct his own. Masharawi’s films portray his knowledge of living under the Israeli Occupation in refugee camps, the new space of the intifada, as well as his constant reflection on cinema narrative.
Rashid Masharawi -- 12' (Palestine: 2003)