GIVE UP THE GHOST + 200 METERS
Sunday, October 3, 2:00pm
GIVE UP THE GHOST (2019, DCP, 15m, Jordan/Germany/Sweden, Arabic with English subtitles) dir Zain Duraie w/Maria Zreik, Ziad Bakri, Nibal Al Awadi. Narrative short. Salam’s dream of becoming a mother shatters when she finds out that she is unable to have children with her husband.
200 METERS (2020, DCP, 96m, Palestine/Jordan/Qatar, Arabic, English, and Hebrew with English subtitles) dir Ameen Nayfeh w/Ali Suliman, Lana Zreik, Samia Bakri. Narrative feature. Mustafa and his wife Salwa live 200 meters apart in villages separated by the Israeli border wall. One day he gets a call every parent dreads: his son has been injured in an accident. Rushing to cross the Israeli checkpoint, Mustafa is denied on a technicality. But a father’s love won’t give up and he will do anything to reach his son. A 200 meter distance becomes a 200 kilometer odyssey, as Mustafa, left with no choice, attempts to smuggle himself to the other side of the wall.