Inspired by a true event. Eyes of a Thief begins at the height of the Palestinian Uprising in 2002 with Tareq, an enigmatic man bearing fresh wounds. Tended to by local nuns, who help him escape, he’s soon arrested by Israeli soldiers. Ten years later Tareq is released from prison and returns to his town, a place transformed by drastic changes and filled with secrets, to find his daughter Nur. As secrets are uncovered, light is shed on the stifling nature of contemporary Palestinian society, while revealing Tareq’s hidden past. The sense of moral certainty is replaced by questionable individual choices with no easy answers.
Partners & financing
The State of Palestine Ministry of Culture
Algerian Ministry of Culture
Doha Film Institute
Royal Film Commission Jordan Film Fund
Municipality of Nablus