Flower Seller

Flower Seller – Bayaa El Ward

A Film by Ihab Jadallah |18 min Fiction Short | Arabic w/ English Subtitles  | Producer Ihab Jadallah | Aanat Film Palestine

This is a thought-provoking film which follows the journey of a Palestinian traitor.

‘Abu el Ward’, a flower seller who is struggling to earn a living selling flowers at funerals in a Palestinian refugee camp, where opportunities for celebration and joy are scarce and only death remits the purchase of flowers, becomes an easy prey for the Israeli secret services.

Considered a grand betrayal in the Palestinian territories, collaboration with the enemy is a very risky business; even more so when the collaborator is discovered and is being secretly watched by the militants that he is informing the Israelis about!

Treating a sensitive and taboo subject, and packed with action; the ‘Flower Seller’ is a first-of-its-kind Palestinian thriller.

  • Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival 2011
  • Abu Dhabi International Film Festival 2011
  • Tout Courts, Aix-en-Provence, 2011
  • London Short Film Festival 2011
  • Born Shorts 2011
  • Postira Seaside Film Festival 2011
  • London Palestine Film Festival 2012
  • Barbican New Palestinian Fiction 2012
  • Middle East Europe – Far too near east 2012
  • Oslo Palestine Film Festival¬†¬†2012
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017

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