Private Project

The First Dinner

Siwar and her father are sitting at the dinner table face to face. An encounter after 15 years of absence. Could what once was, still be? A non-existent relationship between a father and his little girl is redefined at the dinner table.

  • Thekra Zohir Makalda
  • Thekra Zohir Makalda
  • Mohammed Ahmad Ibraheem
  • Thekra Zohir Makalda
  • Kamel El Basha
    Key Cast
    "The Father"
  • Jiana Awaad
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    العشاء الأول
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, social
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 3, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    27,279 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Palestine, State of
  • Country of Filming:
    Palestine, State of
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital canoon c300
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Beit Berl
    Tel aviv
    Palestine, State of
    July 4, 2023
    College event
Director Biography - Thekra Zohir Makalda

I am an Arabic Musilm woman, Born in Palastine, studied Filmmaking at Hamidrasha Faculty of Arts - Beit Berl. I work as a director editor and producer in an Advertising company

I directed a short film called "Girl on a Bike" it is my first officaly film. It took part in international festivals.

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Director Statement

Life is my bouquet, my passion and my inspiration for everything I create. I believe that every person has his own unique view of it and I’m here to share my own. Within the simplicity and the diversity, I give you a glimpse of greater and meaningful insights on life.
The films I work on are a reflection of the reality we live in so with every piece, my main goal is to leave a mark and make a change, even if it’s just a small one.