Fiction, Director: Ameen Nayfeh, Palestine/Jordan/Qatar/Iceland/Italy/Sweden 2020, 90 min., Arab./En./Hebr. with En. ST
Mustafa (Ali Suliman) and his wife Salwa (Lana Zreik) live 200 meters apart in two villages separated by the wall. Every evening, Mustafa greets his family from balcony to balcony, but this distance seems irreparable when he learns that his son is lying in a hospital bed. Rushing to cross the Israeli checkpoint, Mustafa is denied on a technicality. But a father won’t give up and he will do anything to reach his family. A 200-meter-distance becomes a 200 kilometer journey, as Mustafa, left with no choice, attempts to smuggle himself to the other side of the wall. 200 Meters is a cynical and pulse-pounding odyssey in which a father must fight against the absurdities and paradoxes of life in Palestine. The film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and won numerous awards in various international film festivals.
In cooperation with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung.