Palestine, Jordan, Qatar, Italy, Sweden I 2020 I Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 96 min
Mustafa and his wife Salwa live 200 meters apart in villages separated by the wall. One day Mustafa receives the call every parent dreads: his son has had an accident. Rushing to cross the Israeli checkpoint, Mustafa is denied passage because of a technicality.
But a father’s love won’t give up and he will do anything to reach his son. A 200 meter distance becomes a 200 kilometer odyssey, as Mustafa, left with no choice, attempts to smuggle himself to the other side of the wall.
CAST & CREDITS
Director: Ameen Nayfeh
Writer: Ameen Nayfeh
Cast: Ali Suliman, Lana Zreik, Samia Bakri, Tawfeeq Nayfeh
DOP: Elin Kirschfink
Producer: May Odeh, Film I Skåne, Julia Gebauer, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Marco Colombo
Ameen Nayfeh (born in Palestine in 1988) spent his formative years moving between Jordan and Palestine. Despite an early
interest in filmmaking, he earned his B.Sc. in nursing from Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem in 2010. Two years later, he earned an MFA in film production from the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Jordan. Ameen Nayfeh’s previous films include short films and documentaries such as The Crossing (2017), Suspended Time / Zaman Muaalaq (2014), The Eid Gift (2012) and The Uppercut (2012). 200 Meters is his first feature film.