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Smile, and the World Will Smile Back
Archived: Smile, and the World Will Smile Back (2014)

director: Abdelkarim al-Haddad, Ahmad al-Haddad, Diaa al-Haddad, Shada al-Haddad, Yoav Gross, Ehab Tarabieh

Archived
duration: 21 minutes
Documentary, Short

Shorts - EFA-nominated European Shorts

One cold December night, Israeli soldiers come up to the al-Haddad family home in a Palestinian neighbourhood of Hebron and knock on the door. They've come to search the house. Diaa, the teenage son, reaches for the family's video camera. As the search unfolds, a strange power struggle evolves, pitting gun against camera. The night grows colder, and the soldiers take Diaa outside and order him to face the wall. They won't leave until he stops smiling.

Credits

director: Abdelkarim al-Haddad, Ahmad al-Haddad, Diaa al-Haddad, Shada al-Haddad, Yoav Gross, Ehab Tarabieh
producer: Yoav Gross
screenplay: Yoav Gross & Ehab Tarabieh
Editor: Yoav Gross & Ehab
Cinematography: Abdelkarim al-Haddad, Ahmad al-Haddad, Diaa al-Haddad, Shada al-Haddad
sound: Nimrod Eldar

production company: B'Tselem

More info

dialogue: Arabic, Hebrew
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Israel - Palestine
year: 2014

Filmography

ABDELKARIM AL-HADDAD: Smile, and the World Will Smile Back (2014, short). AHMAD AL-HADDAD: Smile, and the World Will Smile Back (2014, short). DIAA AL-HADDAD: Smile, and the World Will Smile Back (2014, short). SHADA AL-HADDAD: Smile, and the Wolrd Will Smile Back (2014, short). YOAV GROSS (1977): Susya (2011, short), Smile, and the World Will Smile Back (2014, short). EHAB TARABIEH (1982): Smile, and the World Will Smile Back (2014, short).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
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