MY FATHER FROM HAIFA

By Omar Shargawi

FACTS

Title: MY FATHER FROM HAIFA
Original title: FRA HAIFA TIL NØRREBRO
Director: Omar Shargawi
Producers: Carsten Holst
Executive producers: Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Peter Garde, Meta Louise Foldager
Cast: Munir Shargawi, Omar Shargawi
Genre: Documentry
Duration: 52 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Production Company: Zentropa Production 2
Cinematographer: Aske A. Foss
Production year: 2009
Editor: Anders Refn, Per Sandholt
Local release: 03-03-2010

"My father From Haifa" is a universal family story about a son seeking understanding and reconciliation with his father who as a child in 1948 fled from Palestine. A story about how one man's life affects his whole family and how the son seeks back, both mentally and physically, to the place where it all started. A search that brings both grief and love to the viewer, joining Omar on his travel to Damascus (Syria), Haifa (Israel) and into his father's past.

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Festival overview

Dubai Int. Film Festival
Awards: Peoples Choice Award, Special Prize of The Jury
2010-12-12

Amsterdam, Festival Cinéma Arabe
2011-05-26

Damascus Dox Box Festival
2011-03-02

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel
2010-07-08

Oslo Films from the South Festival
2011-10-06

Uppsala Int. Short Film Festival
2010-10-25