Development Feature Narrative Film Projects
The Blind Ferryman
Sweden, Switzerland \ Arabic \ 90 min
Director: Ali Al-Fatlawi
Producer: Margarete Jangård, Samir
The blind ferryman Ayoub lives in the endless swamps of southern Iraq. Despite his lack of eyesight, he finds his way around. After a boozy evening with his friends, he gets lost. Deep in the swamps he meets a mysterious, beautiful woman and falls for her. However, nobody believes that she exists and even his brother turns against him. As passengers stop riding in his boat and even his friends turn away from him, he carries out a fatal act in desperation.
Producer at WG Film since 2003. She manages the company together with Fredrik Gertten. Her network spans across Europe, Canada and USA, where Margarete and WG have become well reputed producers of creative documentaries.
Born in 1955 in Baghdad. After training as a cameraman, he began to realize his own films as an author, director, and producer. Produced various series and television films. His list of works now encompasses more than 40 films.