11 Apr 14
“In The Arms Of Occupation” funding granted
Our documentary “In The Arms Of Occupation” received funding for project-development by Innovative Film Austria (bm:ukk). We are looking forward to proceed with development this spring in Israel and West Bank.
length: 75/52 min
status: in production
Jowan Safadi, born as Palestinian in the State of Israel, is a famous musician and a true free spirit. With his band Fish Samak he delivers songs ranging from the political and social to the emotional and philosophical and gathered a huge fan-community in the Arabic world. Jowan is unafraid to speak his mind or tackle taboo subjects, and his lyrics, at once penetrating and witty, have also courted controversy on several occasions: Previously investigated by Israeli police for “inciting terrorism”, his last tour to Jordan ended with his arrest and an overnight stay in a Jordanian prison cell.
But this is just the beginning: standing for co-resistance instead of co-existence and criticising the stare society he lives in, Jowan struggles for his ideals – at any price.
DoP: M. Putz (aac)
concept: Jürgen Karasek, Ari Yehudit Richter, F. Forsthuber
producers: Jürgen Karasek, Filip Antoni Malinowski
Project production funded by bm:ukk
shooting format: RED Epic, cinemascope
applied at Tribeca Filminstitute, shooting in Spring 2015