Sabeel Seedi Omar


About The film

The story of Omar, who spends his life striving to get back his stolen property. The events take place in one of Cairo’s popular wards, wherein the story of Omar and the stranger begins.


Enas I. Muthaffar -- 14' (Egypt: 2000)

Sahar's Wedding


About The Film

The chronicle of a wedding in a Palestinian village under Israeli occupation, this film provides a portrait not only of the bride and groom, but also of their immediate kin. It becomes clear that attitudes about marriage, women’s roles and politics are undergoing great changes. Despite the military presence, there is hope for the future.


Hanna Musleh -- 46' (Palestine: 1991)

Salt of this Sea (Milh Hadha al-Bahr)



Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees, discovers that her grandfather's savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Direct, stubborn, and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of "returning" to Palestine. Slowly she is taken apart by the reality around her and is forced to confront her own anger. She meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, they know in order to be free, they must take things into their own hands, even if it's illegal.



Annemarie Jacir -- 109’, Arabic/English/Hebrew (Palestine/Belgium/France/Spain/Switzerland: 2008)




A drama based on the life of a Nicaraguan liberation fighter, Cesar Augusto Sandino, famous for having confronted US occupying forces during their occupation of Nicaragua from 1927 to 1933.


Miguel Littin -- 135’/165’, Spanish (Chile, Italy, Nicaragua, Spain: 1989)


The Satellite Shooters



Using the conventions of the Western genre, "The Satellite Shooters" satirically tells the story of Tawfiq, a young Palestinian boy in Texas trying to find his place in America, and The Kid, a local gunslinger. The film is a critique of the imagination that the Western arises from -- that fantasy land wherein masculine idealizations and racial hierarchies lead to the prevailing cowboy hero and his stunted sidekick.


Annemarie Jacir -- 16’, English/Arabic with English Subtitles (USA/Palestine: 2001)

The Shadow


Abdel Salam Shehadeh -- 43' (Palestine: 2000)

Shatter Hassan



An Arab fairy tale goes awry in the Netherlands when the invincible hero “Hassan-the-Smart” becomes a nameless junkie. The director (in a voice-over and through the nostalgic images of Amsterdam) projects his feelings of being lost in this fairy tale character. Eventually, the narrative becomes the story of the director trying to retrieve his lost childhood by attempting to come to terms with the sense of belonging nowhere. It is a story about being homeless in a city, being far away from home, having lost your own country, your culture, your roots, your identity.


Mahmoud Al Massad -- 40' (Jordan/Netherlands: 2001)