ROSHMIA

By Salim ABU JABAL

ODEH FILMS - as PROD

Family - Completed 2014

An elderly Palestinian couple has a final standoff against Israeli authorities to maintain their natural lifestyle in Roshmia; last natural valley in Haifa.

Festivals
& Awards

Dubai Film Festival 2014
Best Jury Prize - Dubai International Film Festival
Tetouan film festival 2015
Grand Prize at Tetouan film festival
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Family, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • PALESTINE, SYRIA, QATAR, LEBANON, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Salim ABU JABAL
    • Writer(s)
    • Salim ABU JABAL
    • Producer(s)
    • Salim ABU JABAL (Boujabel Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Since 1956, 80-year-old Yousef has lived in a shack in the Roshmia Valley with his wife Amna, a refugee from Yasoor. Life is quiet until the municipality of Haifa plans to build a road across the valley to connect the Mediterranean to Mount Carmel – which will require the demolition of the couple’s home and force them to find a new home. Aouni, their sponsor, acts as a middleman between them and the municipality and attempts to secure a compensation for them. However, the negotiations lead to tension amongst the three.
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