Bethlehem 2001

  • Short
  • 2020
  • 14 Minutes
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • Language: Arabic

A young Palestinian wander between his current reflections and his childhood memories of the military invasion and siege of Bethlehem. Trying to understand how his parents led him through those difficult times, hoping it would help him cope in present time.

Director: Ibrahim Handal

Screenwriter: Ibrahim Handal

Premier Status: National Premiere



2020: Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland/ Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, France/ Ajyal Film Festival, Qatar/ Busan International Short Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Ibrahim Handal

Producer: Ibrahim Handal, Wisam Aljafari

Editor: Ibrahim Handal, Bilal Abu Alia

Sound: Saliba Rishmawi

DOP / Camera: Ibrahim Handal

Cast: Hind Abushkaidem, Yousef Abushakaidem


Ibrahim Handal

Born in Bethlehem, Palestine, Ibrahim Handal is a Palestinian filmmaker and cinematographer from Bethlehem. Ibrahim directed several narrative and experimental short films. He also worked on several feature film productions in Palestine in the camera and lighting departments.

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