Jordan, 1967. Frustrated with life in a refugee camp, 11 year-old Palestinian Tark (Asfa) runs away to join the fedayee freedom fighters.
Palestine's official Academy Awards entry was this quietly affecting tale of an 11 year-old boy who joins the fedayee insurgents during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. It’s a worm’s-eye view of a seemingly senseless conflict, which resonates with the current Middle-East crisis.
Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacirs second film is slight yet significant and, because of the situation in Syria, timely story about a boy whose courage inspires hope among the hopeless.