Though I Know The River Is Dry

  • Though I Know The River Is Dry
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2013
Format : Short
Running time : 20 (in minutes)

Caught between his brother's past and his child's future, one man's choice triggers catastrophe for his whole family.

He has returned to Palestine. On his journey through the country he relives the trauma of his past and the choice that sent him to America - a choice between a passport for his unborn child and a safe haven for his activist brother.

The first independent, crowd-sourced film in the post-revolutionary Arab world.

Egypt, Palestine, United Kingdom, 2013, Fiction, 19mins30s

Director: Omar Robert Hamilton
Scenario: Omar Robert Hamilton
Photography: Omar Robert Hamilton
Editor: Omar Robert Hamilton
Production design: Bashar Hasouneh
Sound design: Basel Abbas

Kais Nashef
Maya Abu Alhayyat
Selwa Nakkara
Hussam Ghosheh

Length: 20'
Film format: DCP

Producer: Louis Lewarne, RiverDry Film
Sales: RiverDry Film
Print source: RiverDry Film

2014 | 36ème Festival de Clermont-Ferrand du film court
* Sélection - Compétition Internationale

2013 | Doha Tribeca Film Festival | November 2013
* MENA Premiere

2013 | 42nd IFFR - Festival International du Fllm de Rotterdam
* Selection - Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films
* World Premiere


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  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
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  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
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