San Sebastian Film Festival 2009

A series of specially supported films showcasing talent from the Middle East.

View other San Sebastian Film Festival Films by strand: Great Films For The Kids, Horizontes Latinos, Made In Spain, Official Selection, Velodrome, Zabaltegi-New Directors, Zabaltegi-Pearls, Zabaltegi-Specials, Zinemira-Basque

In The Sands Of Babylon In The Sands Of Babylon
In The Sands Of Babylon and Port Of Memory
In The Sands Of Babylon (Year: 2009; Director: Mohamed Al-Daradji; Stars: Samer Catan, Ameer Ali Jbara)
An innocent man is arrested and becomes a rebel upon discovering the true brutality of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Nomad's Home (Beit Sha'ar) (Country: Egypt; Year: 2009; Director: Iman Kamel; Stars: Selema Gabali, Iman Kamel)
A filmmaker and a Bedouin tribeswoman explore each other's lives and discover what they have in common.
Port Of Memory (Country: Palestine, Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Kamal Aljafari; Writer: Kamal Aljafari; Stars: Salim Bilbesi, Fatmeh Bilbesi, Sadika Bilbesi, Angele Hamati)
Desperate people living in the ruined city of Jaffa find different approaches to coping with their situation.
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