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I Signed the Petition

I Signed the Petition
Director: Mahdi Fleifel

Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, 2018, documentary, 11 mins., English with Lithuanian subtitles, V

One friend, wracked with worry having signed a petition asking Radiohead not to play Tel Aviv in order to support the cultural boicot of Israel, is calling a Palestinian friend in London. The conversation which was meant to reassure, grows into a serious political discussion about what it means to be a Palestinian, how signing the petition could have ruinous consequences and what is effective in the global politics today.

Awards:
2018 Nyon Visions du Réel film festival awarded the film as the Best Short Film in the International Short Competition. The film also received the Young Audience Jury Award.
2018 received the Prix UIP Sarajevo in the Sarajevo Film Festival

About the director

Danish director of Palestinian origin Mahdi Fleifel was born in Dubai, United Arab Emyrates in 1979. He is a graduate of National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, London.

Fleifel's feature documentary A World Not Ours (2012) was awarded in Berlinale and Edinburgh film festival. His documentary short A Man Returned has received a Silver Bear.

Screenplay: Mahdi Fleifel

Dir. of Photography: Mahdi Fleifel

Producer: Patrick Campbell, Mahdi Fleifel

Print Festival Kaunas Programme