Farha
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    Farha

    Directed by

    Jordan, Sweden, Saudi Arabia

    2021

    92 min

    • Arabic
    • Hebrew
    • English

    Drama

    A 14-year-old girl in 1948 Palestine watches from a locked pantry as catastrophe consumes her home, in this bold debut from Darin J. Sallam.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Darin J. Sallam
    Cinematography
    Rachel Aoun
    Editing
    Pierre Laurent
    Music
    Nadim Mishlawi
    Sales
    PICTURE TREE INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    TALEBOX

    Press

    An unflinching, gut-wrenching look at displacement and war in 1948 Palestine...a stunning feature film debut.

    The Globe and Mail

    Darin J. Sallam

    Darin J. Sallam

    Jordan

    I know there is a film I have to make when the urge to tell the story haunts me everywhere and keeps me awake at night. I believe in surrendering to the moment and allowing myself to be inspired.

    Jordanian writer and director Darin J. Sallam holds an MFA in Cinematic Arts from the Red Sea Institute for Cinematic Arts (RSICA), affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). To her credit are five award winning short films including STILL ALIVE (2010), THE DARK OUTSIDE (2012) and THE PARROT (2016), all of which received multiple awards and screened in internationally acclaimed film festivals worldwide. A Berlinale Talent 2021, Sallam is the recipient of the 2015 Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the 2017 Artist in Residency Fellowship at La Cité Internationale des Arts and the 2018 Global Media Makers Fellowship by Film Independent. She has been a jury member on several international film festivals and is also co-founder and managing partner at TaleBox, a Jordanian production and training company based in Amman. Her debut feature film, FARHA (2021), had its world premiere in the official selection of the 46th Toronto IFF and was selected at Busan IFF and the Rome FF.

    Selected Filmography