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Palestine | 2019 | 24 mins
Narrative Short

Directed by Farah Nabulsi

with Saleh Bakri


On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his daughter, Yasmine, set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between the soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?


Director: Farah Nabulsi
Writers: Farah Nabulsi, Hind Shoufani
Produced by: Ossama Bawardi, Farah Nabulsi
Cast: Saleh Bakri

Additional info

Country: Palestine
Year: 2019
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Length: 24 minutes

Screening schedule

This film is available to watch online on yuzzi from 1 until 7 December 2020.

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Festivals and Awards

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
Audience Award for Best International Film

Palm Springs International ShortFest
Special Jury Building the Bridges Award 

Brooklyn Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Film

About the Director

Farah Nabulsi is a Palestinian-British filmmaker. She left the corporate world in 2016 to start working in the film industry. She founded Native Liberty Productions, writing & producing short fiction films, exploring Palestine related topics that matter to her. This includes Today They Took My Son, endorsed by renowned British director Ken Loach, screened at the United Nations and officially selected to top tier international film festivals.

In 2019, she directed her first film, The Present, which she also co-wrote. The 24-minute film stars renowned actor, Saleh Bakri. It premiered in competition at Festival du Court Metrage de Clermont-Ferrand 2020, where it won the Audience Award for Best Film. The film then had its North American premiere at Cleveland International Film Festival, where it won the Jury Award for Best Live Action Short. The film continues to pick up numerous prestigious audience and jury awards as it continues with the film festival circuit.