A NEW BEGINNING ( 2020 )
Director : Ala'A Mohsen
Producer : Søren Steen Jespersen
Runtime : 78 mins
Rabeaa arrives from Syria in Norway with his four-year-old son Kais. The two are alone in a new world, and together they must start a new life. Rabeaa dreams of recreating the feeling of being a family, which is so important to both of them. But he has been injured in the leg and can barely walk, does not know Norwegian society and does not speak the language – yet.
The Danish-Iraqi director Ala'a Mohsen joins the small family of two during their new beginning, which offers both its own challenges and breakthroughs. His first feature film starts where other films about refugees in Europe usually end. 'A New Beginning' is a film made with great humanity and dedicated realism.
Reality is not shaped in order to lead this new beginning towards a happy ending at any cost, so when the first touches of lightness and progress appear in the midst of Rabeaa and Kais's situation, its all the more joyful to witness.
THE OSLO DIARIES ( 2018 )
Directors : Mor Loushy & Daniel Sivan
Producers : Ina Fichman , Hilla Medalia , Kristian Mosvold
Runtime : 97 mins
In 1992, with Israeli-Palestinian relations at an all-time low and any communication between the two sides punishable by jail time, a select group of Israelis and Palestinians gathered secretly in Oslo for a series of clandestine meetings that would dramatically change the political landscape of the Middle East.
A comprehensive account of the negotiations, this geopolitical story draws on previously unseen footage shot from 1992 to 1995, as well as excerpts from and re-creations based on the negotiators’ diaries, which remain the only available accounts of what happened behind closed doors. Many of those involved openly and emotionally recount the political intrigue, fiery rhetoric, unlikely friendships and overwhelming desire for peace.