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Roshmia
Director
Salim Abu Jabal
Biography

Salim Abu Jabal was born in the occupied Golan in 1971. He has studied Theater and Arabic Literature at Haifa University in 2004. Since then he has worked in Cinema and TV as production manager and casting director on several Palestinian and international films. He has worked as a writer, journalist, critic, producer, as well as the producer and organizer for the traveling film festival "Films Behind the Wall". Salim has directed TV programs, and several short documentaries.

synopsis
Country of origin: Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, UAE
2014 / Arabic / English subtitles / 70 mins.
Eighty years old Yousef Hassan lives in a shack in Roshmia valley since 1956 when he was displaced from Wadi Alsaleeb neighbourhood in downtown Haifa. Above the Valley, Jewish neighbours live in new settlements. When Haifa municipality decides to open a new road through the valley to connect the Mediterranean beach with the Jewish neighbours on the Karmel Mountain, Yousef’s shack has to be demolished. The possibility of financial compensation from the Municipality creates tension in the relationship between Yousef, his wife and their sponsor.
Credits
Director: Salim Abu Jabal
Producer: Riyad Deis
Cinematography: Salim Abu Jabal
Editor: Rachel Jones
Sound Design: Sound One
Festivals
Mumbai International Film Festival - India 2013
Dubai International Film Festival,UAE, 2014 - Jury prize
Ayam Beirut al cinemai’ya, Lebanon 2015
Mediterranean Film Festival of Tetouan, Morocco 2015: First Prize
AFAC film week in Cairo 2015,Zawya cinema
Karama Gaza Human Rights Film Festival, Gaza, Palestine 2015
Arab Film Festival, Seoul & Busan, South Korea 2015
Palestine tour:Old City of Hebron (at the Chicken Market) Saturday 23 May 2015 Jerusalem, Al Quds Cinema - Yabous Cultural Centre – Wednesday 27 May 2015
Jenin, Cinema Jenin – Friday 8 June 2015
Jaffa, Arab Serail Theater – Friday 12 June 2015
Ramallah, Kasbah Cinema – 15 June 2015
Bethlehem, Dar Al Nadwa, 16 June 2015
Haifa, Al Midan Theater - 3 July 2015
Arab Film Festival, Seoul & Busan, South Korea 2015
Days of Cinema, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa, Jenin, Nazareth, Gaza - Palestine 2015
Malmo Arab Film Festival - "Al-Kompis Freedom of Speech Award", Sweden 2015
Boston Palestine Film Festival, USA 2015
Cinemed, Montpellier, France 2015
San Francisco Arab Film Festival, USA 2015
Al Jazeera Documentary Festival - "Al Jazeera Documentary Channel" award 2015
Festival International du Cinéma d'Alger - Prix Spécial du Jury, Algeria 2015
KARAMA film festival Jordan 2015
Muestra de Cine Palestino, Madrid, Spain 2015
Sudan Independent Film festival 2016
Silk Road Film Festival, Dublin 2016
Al Ard Doc Film Festival, Sardinia, Italy 2016
Movies That Matter film Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands
Muscat Film Festival, Muscat, Oman
Middle East Now, Florence, Italy 2016
ALfilm – Arab Film festival, Berlin, Germany 2016
Arab Film Days, Oslo, Norway 2016
Arab film festival in Sweden, Luleå and Umeå, Sweden 2016
Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran 2016
DOXA Documentary Film festival, Vancouver, Canada 2016
Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, Myanmar (Burma) 2016.
SPECIAL SCREENING
Birzeit University, 28 March 2016
Williams College, Massachusetts, USA - 5 May 2016
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