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Fernando Romero-Forsthuber | Palestine, Austria 2017 | 94 Min. | OmeU

Tuesday, 08.05.2018, 6 pm tickets
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal

Im Anschluss Q&A mit Fernando Romero-Forsthuber

This film is nominated for the Austrian Documentary Award (ADA).


Jowan Safadi, born as a Palestinian in the state of Israel, is a famous musician with a huge fan base in the Arab world. Jowan is unafraid to tackle taboo subjects, which also courted controversy on several occasions: Previously investigated by the Israeli police for “inciting terrorism”, his last tour to Jordan ended with his arrest. However, his 15-year-old son, Don, moved to his home shortly. Now, Jowan has to face a new challenge: reconcile his paternal responsibility with his fight for his ideals, and furthermore, making trouble


Fernando Romero-Forsthuber was born in Seville in 1983 to a Spanish father and Austrian mother. At 17, he came to Vienna and immediately began to work in the film industry. 2 years later, he made his first trip to Israel. There he started to work with Palestinian musicians as a director/producer for their music videos. In Austria he established a good reputation in the field of music videos, image films and commercials. In the last years Fernando also worked on reports for the TV-stations ORF (especially in Syria) and ATV. He has been to Palestine/Israel for many times and is strongly integrated into the scene.


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