NAMRUD
el Documental del mes April 2019

NAMRUD

Fernando Romero Forsthuber

2017 94 min.

Original Version in Arabic, English and Hebrew with Catalan and Spanish subtitles

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Technical specs

    • Director: Fernando Romero Forsthuber
    • Producers: Jürgen Karasek, Filip Antoni Malinowski
    • Script: Ari Yehudit Richter, Jürgen Karasek
    • Cinematography: Jakob Fuhr, Martin Putz, Falko Lachmund y Rabia Salfiti
    • Editor: Wolfgang Auer
    • Music: Jowan Safadi
    • Sound: Feras Shehadeh

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“NAMRUD” tells the story of JOWAN SAFADI (43) born as Palestinian in the State of Israel, a famous musician and a true free spirit. With his band Fish Samak he delivers songs ranging from the political and social to the emotional and philosophical and gathered a huge fan-community in the Arabic world. Jowan is unafraid to speak his mind or tackle taboo subjects, and his lyrics, at once penetrating and witty, have also courted controversy on several occasions: Previously investigated by Israeli police for “inciting terrorism”, his last tour to Jordan ended with his arrest and an overnight stay in a Jordanian prison cell.

However, his 15-year-old son DON moved to his home shortly. Now, Jowan has to face a whole new challenge: on the one hand, he continues to fight for his ideals and his music, but at the same time he hast to take paternal responsibility and offer his son a suitable environment. But this cant´t prevent him from again making some trouble in the region. “Namrud” is a film about the struggle of a spirited individual, standing between the two frontlines of a political conflict and his attempt to fight for a place to live, where he, his son and his people feel not only safe, but are also able to thrive.

It´s a film about internal and external limits and the question if a single individual can initiate a change in the society he lives in. Will Jowan succeed or has the time come to leave?

About direction (Fernando Romero Forsthuber)

Fernando Romero-Forsthuber was born in Seville in 1983 to a Spanish father and Austrian mother. At 17, he came to Vienna and immediately began to work in the film industry. 2 years later, he made his first trip to Israel. There he started to work with Palestinian musicians as a director/producer for their music videos. In Austria he established a good reputation in the field of music videos, image films and commercials. In the last years Fernando also worked on reports for the TV-stations ORF (especially in Syria) and ATV. He has been to Palestine/Israel for many times and is strongly integrated into the scene.

Awards & Festivals

  • Oficcial Selection. DocsBarcelona – Spain, 2018
  • DocsBarcelona Valparaíso – Chile, 2018
  • DOK Leipzig – Germany, 2017
  • Haifa Independent FF – Israel, 2018
  • CinéDOC-Tbilisi FF – Georgia, 2018
  • DOK.fest Munich – Germany, 2018
  • DokuBaku – Azebaijan, 2018
  • Crossing Europe FF – Austria, 2018
  • Ethnocineca FF – Austria, 2018
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Político – Argentina, 2018
  • Festival Internacional de Cine por los Derechos Humanos – Colombia, 2018
  • WOMEX – Spain, 2018
  • International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary and Reportage – France, 2018
  • Fünf Seen Filmfestival – Germany, 2018
  • NAFA Ethnographic FF – Denmark, 2018
  • Arab Film Festival – Denmark, 2018
  • Cinemed Festival – France, 2018
  • DUHOK – Irak, 2018
  • Frontdoc – Italy, 2018

Where

When

03/04/2019 (Wednesday)
18:00 Sant Cugat del Vallès ARXIU NACIONAL DE CATALUNYANAMRUD
19:30 Huesca SALÓN DE ACTOS DE LA DIPUTACIÓN PROVINCIAL DE HUESCANAMRUD
04/04/2019 (Thursday)
19:00 Girona MUSEU DEL CINEMANAMRUD
19:30 Barcelona CINEMES GIRONANAMRUD
20:00 Esterri d'Àneu QUADRA DE CASA GASSIA. ECOMUSEU DE LA VALL D’ÀNEUNAMRUD
20:01 Manresa AUDITORI LA PLANA DE L’OMNAMRUD
21:00 Banyoles ATENEU BARNAMRUD
21:01 Cardedeu CINEMA ESBARJONAMRUD
05/04/2019 (Friday)
20:00 Joanetes - La Vall d'en Bas CAN TRONA – CENTRE DE CULTURA I NATURANAMRUD
21:30 Amposta EL CASALNAMRUD
06/04/2019 (Saturday)
18:00 Amposta EL CASALNAMRUD
18:01 Premià de Mar PATRONAT SOCIAL PREMIANENCNAMRUD
18:30 Martorell AUDITORI DE LA CASA DE CULTURA DE LA VILANAMRUD
07/04/2019 (Sunday)
19:00 Molins de Rei JOVENTUT CATÒLICA – LA PENINAMRUD
08/04/2019 (Monday)
18:00 Lleida BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE LLEIDANAMRUD
19:00 Castelldefels BIBLIOTECA RAMON FERNÀNDEZ JURADO – SALA MARGARIDA XIRGUNAMRUD
10/04/2019 (Wednesday)
19:00 Mataró CAFÈ DE MAR (Sala d’actes)NAMRUD
20:00 Sant Cugat del Vallès SALA D’ACTES DE LA CASA DE CULTURANAMRUD
20:01 Oviedo TEATRO FILARMÓNICANAMRUD
20:29 Puerto del Rosario - Fuerteventura AUDITORIO INSULAR PUERTO DEL ROSARIONAMRUD
20:30 Vilanova i la Geltrú TEATRE PRINCIPALNAMRUD
22:00 Terrassa CINEMA CATALUNYANAMRUD
11/04/2019 (Thursday)
19:59 Viladecans ATRIUM TEATRENAMRUD
20:00 Barcelona AUDITORI DE SANT MARTÍNAMRUD
20:01 Girona CENTRE CÍVIC SANTA EUGÈNIANAMRUD
12/04/2019 (Friday)
18:30 Tarragona BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE TARRAGONANAMRUD
20:00 Castellar del Vallès AUDITORI MUNICIPAL MIQUEL PONTNAMRUD
14/04/2019 (Sunday)
18:30 Sant Cugat del Vallès SALA D’ACTES DE LA CASA DE CULTURANAMRUD
16/04/2019 (Tuesday)
19:00 Reus CENTRE DE LA IMATGE MAS IGLESIAS (CIMIR)NAMRUD
19:29 Matadepera CASAL DE CULTURANAMRUD
19:30 Barcelona CASA ELIZALDENAMRUD
17/04/2019 (Wednesday)
18:00 Sabadell CINES IMPERIALNAMRUD
19:00 Barcelona BIBLIOTECA ESQUERRA DE L’EIXAMPLE – AGUSTÍ CENTELLESNAMRUD
18/04/2019 (Thursday)
20:30 Tona SALA LA CANALNAMRUD
21/04/2019 (Sunday)
19:30 Cardedeu TARAMBANANAMRUD
23/04/2019 (Tuesday)
19:00 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TEATRO GUINIGUADANAMRUD
24/04/2019 (Wednesday)
19:00 Barberà del Vallès AUDITORI MARIA FELIUNAMRUD
20:00 Sort CINEMA ELS TIL·LERSNAMRUD
25/04/2019 (Thursday)
20:00 Sitges CINEMA PRADONAMRUD
20:30 Monzón TEATRO VICTORIANAMRUD
26/04/2019 (Friday)
19:00 Rubí EL CELLERNAMRUD
19:59 Santa Coloma de Gramenet BIBLIOTECA SINGUERLÍN – SALVADOR CABRÉNAMRUD
20:00 La Bisbal d'Empordà TEATRE MUNDIALNAMRUD
20:01 Sant Just Desvern ATENEU DE SANT JUSTNAMRUD
27/04/2019 (Saturday)
20:00 Premià de Mar PATRONAT SOCIAL PREMIANENCNAMRUD
28/04/2019 (Sunday)
19:00 Tortosa TEATRE AUDITORI FELIP PEDRELL. SALA PETITANAMRUD
20:30 Barcelona TEATRE DE SARRIÀNAMRUD
29/04/2019 (Monday)
18:30 Cornellà de Llobregat BIBLIOTECA CENTRAL DE CORNELLÀNAMRUD
30/04/2019 (Tuesday)
19:00 Barcelona CENTRE CÍVIC TORRE LLOBETANAMRUD
19:01 Sant Boi de Llobregat CINEMES CAN CASTELLETNAMRUD
19:30 Gijón CENTRO DE CULTURA ANTIGUO INSTITUTONAMRUD
20:30 Barcelona TEATRE DE SARRIÀNAMRUD
02/05/2019 (Thursday)
19:30 Barcelona CENTRE CÍVIC FORT PIENCNAMRUD