ABOUT THE FILM
"Makloubeh" or "Upside Down" is the name of a typical Palestinian dish that gives the film its title. Rashid Mashharawi uses the theme of food to explore Palestinian identity. With disarming humor, his depiction of rural simplicity and the bucolic freshness of this shots help him achieve his objective.
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 -- 10’ (Palestine: 2000)