Private Project

The Knife

while filming a film about a persecuted young Palestinian , both the film director and the actor fight about the scene and how the character should act dying as a martyr or surrendering himself , until the occupation army arrives and the choices diminished

  • Thaer Al-Azzah
  • Thaer Al-Azzah
  • Thaer Al Azzah
    Sound Design
  • Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture
  • Salah Abu Ne’me
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Palestine, State of
  • Country of Filming:
    Palestine, State of
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    HD 1080*1920
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    June 6, 2017
    Selected competition and screening on FESTIVAL CINÉ PALESTINE 2017
Distribution Information
  • Thaer Al Azzah
    Country: Palestine, State of
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Thaer Al-Azzah

Thaer Al azzah was born in Dheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. Thaer has a BA in Film Production from Dar Al-Kalima University. He directed two short films: “Close Your Eyes” and “I’m Not a Number”.

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Director Statement

From the moment I became interested in film, my main drive in making them has been to convey the feelings of the people surrounding me as well as the weight of the absence of social and political justice. From the moment I first noticed Jum’a, the man selling coffee at the entrance of the refugee camp, watching him inspired me and I thought his story should become a film. In this film, I believe it was important to combine the form of documentary with the fiction one. This helps in giving credibility and create the reality of the inner character. To me, this film has the capacity to uncover the inner feeling of people who resemble me. I wanted to show Jum’a so that people would take notice of him instead of looking past him every day. It was important for me to make people/characters such a Jum'a communicate with viewers through the audio-visual medium in order to allow the audience to glimpse into the soul of these people instead of simply dealing with them as numbers.