The Well (al-Bier)

Posted: January 26, 2013 by Rex Brynen in 1948

A short film from Palestinian film-maker Ahmad Habash.

During the 1948 war in Palestine, an old man encounters a father and his son running for their lives. The three share the common interest of fleeing to a safer place. Unknown what lies ahead, their journey is sidetracked by the enemy who show up this beautiful spring day. and while taking shelter in an abandoned well; fairy-tailed to possess magical powers, they encounter a traumatic incident so complex their outlook on life is changed forever.

There is more on the film and the film-maker at Electronic Intifada.

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