Ahmad Habash's "flee"
This video is so incredible and absolutely beautiful. My friend Ahmad made it for the Summer 2006 Palestinian Filmmakers Collective. The screening of all these films was a few days ago here in Ramallah.
Both established as well as new Palestinian filmmakers came together in a project that would reflect the “mood” of this summer. In three minutes or less, filmmakers were restricted to using one-shot to tell their stories. Despite the fact that Palestinians have been dispersed across the globe, with the majority of them unable to come to their homeland, “Summer 2006, Palestine”, initiated by the Palestinian Film Collective, was limited to those filmmakers who live in Palestine.
The result is a unique collection of short films from across Palestine, delving into the personal, the political, and the poetic – the spirit of a people struggling for freedom.
A mosaic of 13 short films less than 3 minutes in length, reflecting in one shot, the mood of summer 2006.