Documentary | 89 min | Development
Six young Arabs in Tromsø, Norway, live together in a shelter for asylum seekers, on the brink of a new life. They have sacrificed everything to reach this point, challenging reality and risking their lives.
Mohamed Jabaly is a 27year old Palestinian filmmaker and artist from Gaza based in Tromsø, Norway. He has made several short films, documentaries, and music videos. His first feature-length documentary, Ambulance, has won several prizes including the One World Media Award for Best Feature Documentary in 2017.
Producer | ICE-9
Filmmaker Christine Cynn has been directing documentary and experimental films for the past 14 years. She co- directed and co-produced the the Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing (recipient of the European Film Academy Award, Danish Film Academy Award, Audience Award, Berlin Int’l Film Festival Panorama, DOX:AWARD Grand Prize CPH:DOX). She has worked as a screenwriter for FilmFour UK and holds a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. Cynn’s work explores emotional resonances hidden in cracks created by political tension. For the last decade, she has been developing new ways to document the human imagination. Her goal is to illuminate the largely unseen, and often surreal, conflicts of desire, fear, and hope that shape our lives and our world. She has worked as a screenwriter for FilmFour. Cynn is is the director of Shooting Ourselves, a feature documentary on the arms trade (to be released July 2016), and developing scienceFUTURE, about how scientists imagine the future.