Magazine article Screen International

Bassam Jarbawi's 'Screwdriver' Wraps West Bank Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Bassam Jarbawi's 'Screwdriver' Wraps West Bank Shoot

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Debut feature comes from Rimsh Film and US outfit Dialectic.

Ramallah-based Rimsh Film and US production outfit Dialectic have wrapped principal photography on Screwdriver (Mafak), the feature-length debut of Palestinian writer-director Bassam Jarbawi.

Screwdriver

Starring Ziad Bakri, the film revolves around a newly-released Palestinian political prisoner who does not feel like he’s the hero that everyone hails him to be.

The film was shot by US cinematographer David McFarland entirely on location in the West Bank, Palestine with a largely Palestinian crew. It was produced by New York-based Shrihari Sathe and Palestinian actress-producer Yasmine Qaddumi, who also starred along with Areen Omari, Jameel Khoury and Mariam Basha. …

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