Western Arabs

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    Western Arabs

    Directed by

    Denmark, Netherlands

    2019

    77 min

    • English
    • Arabic
    • Danish

    Documentary

    Omar Shargawi wants to understand his father Munir better. In temperate Denmark, Palestinian Munir’s fiery, aggressive nature is frowned upon. Although Omar’s father has lived in Copenhagen for a long time and is married to a Danish woman, he has not really settled in this society. Moreover, he has passed on his trauma of war and expulsion to his sons. But Omar does not want to be like Munir and, as the father of a daughter, he is anxious to avoid replicating his dad’s pattern of behaviour.

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Omar Shargawi
    Munir Shargawi
    Cinematography
    Omar Shargawi
    Aske Foss
    Editing
    Thomas Papapetros
    Music
    Anders 'AC' Christensen
    Sales
    RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES
    Production
    SNOWGLOBE APS
    Production
    BALDR FILM
    Production
    KONG GULEROD

    Press

    Omar  Shargawi

    Omar Shargawi

    Denmark

    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.