Director Raed Andoni assembles an eclectic group of Palestinian ex-prisoners in order to rebuild the Israeli investigation center in which they were all imprisoned. However, as they were always blindfolded, none of them really knows what the place actually looked like.
- Palestinian Submission for the 91st Academy Awards
- Glashute Documentary Award - Berlin IFF
- 3rd Place Audience Award - Berlinale Panorama
- AQCC Award and experimentation Award presented by Mubi - Festival du nouveau cinéma
- Best Arab Film - Cairo IFF
- Ramzi Maqdisi
- Mohammed "Abu Atta" Khattab
- Raed Andoni
- Atef Al-Akhras
- Wadee Hanani
- Adnan Al-Hatab
- Abdallah Moubarak
- Anbar Ghannan
- Raed Khattab
- Monther Jawabreh
- Raed Andoni
- Camille Cottagnoud
- Gladys Joujou
In Palestine, more than four in ten men are either arrested or interrogated in Israeli prisons at some point in their lives – most often during early adulthood. This common experience serves both as a form of initiation and as exposure to physical and psychological trauma. First and foremost, however, this experience is a lesson in dominance – domination by the other, of the other and of the self; the relationships built on the binary values of dominant/subordinate, once experienced, repeat themselves endlessly, even among Palestinians.
- ZAYNA FILMS
- UDI - URBAN DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL
A boldly original take on the phantom menace of post-traumatic stress.
Film-maker Raed Andoni started working in cinema 15 years ago, as an independent producer and co-founder of the leading Palestinian production company, Dar Films. He has produced and secured international distribution for a number of award-winning documentaries by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, Rashid Masharawi and Nizar Hassan amongst others. He is also the artistic producer of the collective documentary FAMILY ALBUMS (2012). His first documentary IMPROVISATION (2005), produced in association with ARTE was a great success at festivals. Andoni’s first feature FIX ME (2009) premiered in Sundance and Cannes before its release in European theatres. It won several prizes around the world, most recently the SCAM award for “best documentary of the year”.