‘The Parrot’, a short film co-directed by Sallam and Amjad Al-Rasheed, will screen within the events of the 33rd Festival international du film amateur de Kélibia (FIFAK) in Tunisia holding from 12 to 18 August. The screening will take place at the Open Air Theater on Tuesday, 14 August at 10:00 pm, as part of an honorary tribute to Palestine.
‘The Parrot’ tells the story of a Mizrahi Jewish family, who emigrates from Tunisia and tries to settle into their new life in Haifa, Palestine in 1948. Cast in the movie are Hend Sabry, Ashraf Barhoum, Yasmine Ben Amara, Eyad Hourani, Firas Taybeh, Lara Sawalha, and Ahmad Al-Madani. It is written by Darin J. Sallam, Amjad Al-Rasheed and Rifqi Assaf.
The film is a co-production between the German company, Monokel (Roman Roitman) and the Jordanian company TaleBox (Deema Azar) and is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.
Established in 1964, the Festival international du film amateur de Kélibia (FIFAK) is a film festival organized by the Fédération Tunisienne des Cinéastes Amateurs (FTCA). it is held with the support of the Tunisian Ministry of Culture and the Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image (CNCI), in collaboration with the Municipality of Kélibia.
FIFAK aims to facilitate the promotion and dissemination of works of amateur film, allow amateur filmmakers to share their experiences including the discussion on films participants, and encourage communication between different national cultures.