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Réalisateur/trice Photographe

Omar Shargawi

Danemark, Territoire palestinien

Français

Omar SHARGAWI est né et a grandi à Copenhagen (Danemark) d’une mère danoise et d’un père palestinien. Avant de s’investir dans la réalisation, il faisait de la photographie de plateau. Go with Peace Jamil (Ma salama Jamil) est la première réalisation de Shargawi (2008) qui a gagné le Tiger award au festival de Rotterdam – IFFR 2008.
Il a co-réalisé avec Karim El Hakim en 2011 1/2 revolution (Golden Award dans la catégorie longs métrages au 8ème Festival International du Film Documentaire Al Jazeera 2012).

English

Omar SHARGAWI was born and raised by a Danish mother and a Palestinian father in Copenhagen, Denmark. Before putting all his effort into filmmaking, he worked as a still photographer. Go with Peace Jamil is Shargawi’s directorial début.

Omar directed his first film in 2008, the feature film Go with Peace Jamil [Ma salama Jamil], which among many awards won the Tiger award at Rotterdam Film festival in 2008 and was quite successful in Danish theatres placing as one of the most innovative films in recent Danish history. In 2009 he directed My Father from Haifa, which won him the Muhr Arab Special Jury Prize for documentaries and the audience prize before it started its worldwide tour. He co-directed with Karim El Hakim in 2011 1/2 revolution (Golden Award in the long category at the 8th Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2012).


Source:
www.half-revolution.com/about.html#Cast