ROUGH STAGE

ROUGH STAGE

Toomas Järvet, 52/75 min. (Prod : Exitfilm, EE)

Feet against the Wall !
 

Maher, a former political prisoner, an electrical engineer by profession, but an artist at heart, is a man who starts a quest against the society in order to stage the first original contemporary dance performance in Palestinian history. But to do so he must overcome several obstacles – time, money, insured dancer, his disapproving family and friends, and cultural norms. Set in today’s most contested location, Maher’s story is at once a parable about a society in conflict, and a modern take on — and inversion of — "The Jazz Singer," where the real war is between dreams and tradition.

 

- IDFA First appearance selection competition 2015, Tne Netherlands

- Doc Point International Film Festival 2016, Official selection, Finland

- East Silver Caravan 2015, Czech Republic

- Stage One International Film Festival, Australia

- Diamond in the rough Film Festival, USA

- Estonian Film Days in Kiev 2016, Ukraine

- Tempo Documentary Festival 2016, Sweden

- Semaine des cinémas étrangers 2016, France

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