Omar  Shargawi

Omar Shargawi

Denmark

Biography

Born in Denmark in 1974 to a Danish mother and a Palestinian father, Omar Shargawi initially worked as a stills photographer and taught himself filmmaking. His debut feature, GO WITH PEACE JAMIL (2008), won awards at festivals including Rotterdam, Göteborg and Transylvania. His documentary MY FATHER FROM HAIFA (2010) won two awards at the Dubai International Film Festival. In 2012, he received the Nordisk Film Award.

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