Bassam Jarbawi

Bassam Jarbawi

Palestine

Biography

Bassam Jarbawi began working as a photographer during the second Palestinian Intifada. He completed his B.A. in communication and political science at Macalester College, and earned his M.F.A. in screenwriting and directing at Columbia University in New York. His short film CHICKEN HEADS (2009) premiered at New York Film Festival and screened at Sundance Film Festival. Post graduation, Bassam worked in digital distribution in New York and film production in Dubai, and finally moved back to Ramallah, Palestine to found Rimsh Film. There, he produced several shorts and feature documentaries, most recently Raed Andoni's Berlinale winner, GHOST HUNTING. SCREWDRIVER (2018) is his first feature film.

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