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Yussef is a twelve-year old Palestinian child of the First Intifada. With his father is in prison and his brother a fugitive from the Israeli army, he lives alone with his mother and sister. Though his life is marked by violence, he lives in his imagination, often escaping from the refugee-camp into the Gaza countryside. 

While hunting for birds one day, Yussef meets Aida, a young traveler girl who poses a daunting challenge, leading him into a perilous adventure. 

This lyrical and moving work was shot in the early months of 1994, while Gaza remained under Israeli military occupation, and was the first feature film ever to be shot entirely in the Gaza Strip.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    112 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Palestine, State of
  • Genre
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  • Director
    Michel Khleifi
  • Screenwriter
    Michel Khleifi
  • Producer
    Omar Al-Qattan, Michel Khleifi
  • Cast
    Mohammad Nahhal, Hana’a Nehmeh, Ghassan Abu Libdeh, Bushra Qaraman, Makram Khouri, Mohammad Bakri
  • Music
    Abde Azaria