Tuesday 28 May 2024
12:00 AM |

The Truth Lost at Sea

The film reveals the Israeli attack on the 2010 Freedom Flotilla, a convoy of humanitarian ships which tried to highlight the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza, and break its blockade.

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • French
  • English
Production Year
Film Type
Production Countries
  • Jordan
  • Turkey

Crew List

Rifat Audeh
Rifat Audeh
DOP / Camera
Srdjan Stojiljkovic
DOP / Camera
Rifat Audeh
DOP / Camera
Mohammed Salamin
DOP / Camera
Jehad Kheir
Rifat Audeh
Rifat Audeh

Festivals / Awards

2019 : Merida Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary Award, Mexico
2018 : We The Peoples Film Festival, Best Film: Human Security, UK
2018 : Lebanese Independent Film Festival, Mediterranean Special Award, Lebanon
2018 : Human Rights International Film Festival, International Eye Award, Bolivia
2018 : Al Ard Documentary Film Festival, Audience Award, Italy


Rifat Audeh
Rifat Audeh


Film Critic

Saving the truth

Elham Hesami
Elham Hesami

The Truth: Lost at Sea is an hour-long documentary film that displays the Israeli attack on the 2010 Freedom Flotilla. The naval vessels carried humanitarian aid and construction materials, with the intention of breaking the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip. The documentary, directed and narrated by Rifat Audeh, a survivor and veteran activist and defender of Palestinian human rights who was aboard the Freedom Flotilla. He witnessed the Israeli attacks on the Flotilla firsthand. The film shows how the dead activists and their comrades defended their vessels and tells the audience what really happened and how it was spun in traditional and online media outlets.Following the Israeli raid, nine activists were killed on one of the boats. Widespread international condemnation of and reaction to the raid followed, Israel–Turkey relations were strained, and Israel subsequently eased its blockade on the Gaza Strip.The film, a joint product of Turkey and Jordan, debuted in Jordan in 2017 and won various awards including the Audience Award at Al Ard Documentary Film Festival in Italy and was nominated for the Best Feature Documentary Award at the Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan.

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