I Signed the Petition

I Signed the Petition
I Signed the Petition

UK, Germany, Switzerland | 2018 | DCP | Color | 10 min | Mahdi Fleifel

SUNDAY 6 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 12:00 HRS | 102 MIN
(total running time)
(english subtitles)

 

Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Producer: Patrick Campbell, Mahdi Fleifel 
Cinematography: Mahdi Fleifel
Editing: Michael Aaglund
Sound: Dario Swade
Production companies: La Distributrice Films, Nakaba Filmworks in association with Deutsche Akademischer Austausch Dients
Cast: Faris, Mahdi

 

Synopsis
Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic inducing spiral of self – doubt. Over the course of a conversation with an understanding friend, he analyses, deconstructs and interprets the meaning of his choice to publicly support the cultural boycott of Israel.

 

Biography
Mahdi Fleifel is a Danish – Palestinian film director who graduated in 2009 from the UK National Film and TV School. He is the co – founder of London – based production company Nakba FilmWorks which he runs alongside Irish producer Patrick Campbell. His debut feature, A World Not Ours (2012), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and picked up over 30 awards, including the Peace Film Prize at the 2013 Berlinale and the Edinburg, Yamagata and DOC:NYC Grand Jury Prizes. In 2016 he won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale with A Man Returned. His recent film, A Drowning Man, was selected for the official competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the BAFTA in 2018.

 

Festivals
Visions du Réel – Sélection Officielle – 2018, France
European Film Awards – Nomination – 2018, Germany
Hotdocs – Official Selection – 2018, Canada