Ma3amal 612 Art Production / Productions
In collaboration with MA3MAL 612
Synopsis: Produced in February 2016, Mare Nostrum tells the tragic fate of refugees who try to cross the Mediterranean sea, and of all who died at sea while fleeing the war. As a short movie it is even more powerful and reminds us what happened to Syrian refugees in Mare Nostrum, the latin name for the Mediterranean sea and also the Italian operation which rescued and saved many lives until Summer 2014.
Produced by Arte, Mare Nostrum‘s message is sent by Anas Khalaf and Rana Kazkaz, a couple of Syrian directors who had to flee Damas after the 2011 revolution.
A child plays with a toy weapon and grows up along with it. The short animated film attempts to give an idea about the danger of the toy guns in the home for children and other living things.
Searching for the Translator
Ma3mal 612 Think Factory has organized an Actors Training And Film Development for youth and adults at Syrian refugee clusters in Amman and the suburbs, to be held during an extended period, starting by March and finishing by November 2015. The training was supervised by directors AnasKhalaf and Rana Kazkaz. It aims at teaching youth and adults acting techniques, body language and facial expressions and oral interpretation in front of a camera. The final product is a short documentary entitled “Searching for the Translator”. This process is a stepping-stone to a feature fiction film entitled “The Translator”, to be produced in 2016. This project was funded by the European Union – Jordan Delegation.
Gaza Black and White
A documentary about a Palestinian Rap band in Gaza (Palestine Unit): a group of young artists and Rap lovers who live in Gaza, and express through their word and music pieces their longing for change and a better life. The film portrays their daily obstacles in parallel with their success story as a band that made itself known using very simple tools. The simplicity and the evidence of Black and White pull the spectator through a trip to discover the reality of Gaza, until we reach the last scene where the sea appears in full colors.