Mohammed Almughanni | Palestine, Lebanon 2020 | 32 Min. | OmeU

Khodor’s parents are both dead, so he is raised by his stepmother. The 13-year-old is calm and collected in front of his friends, but his new family often feels his pent-up teenage aggression. Even while they try to issue an ID document for him that proves his existence and gives him the right to education, healthcare, and movement outside the Palestinian refugee camp of Shatila in Beirut, Lebanon. 

SON OF THE STREETS describes how hopelessness paired with the energy of adolescence discharges into aggression and despair because the dream of a self-determined life is still a long way off.

Writer & Director: Mohammed Almughanni
Cinematography: Mohammed Almughanni
Editing: Mohammed Almughanni


Screenings and Awards
East Silver Market | Ji.hlava Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic, 2020 [Winner Of The Silver Eye Award];
Festival Ciné Palestine FCP, Paris, France, 2020 [Winner Of The Jury Award];
Koszaliński Festiwal Debiutów Filmowych „Młodzi i Film”, Koszalin, Poland, 2020;
Festiwal Mediów Człowiek w Zagrożeniu, Łódź, Poland, 2020;
Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2021;
PCMMO – Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient, Paris, France, 2021;
Ciné-Palestine Toulouse, Toulouse, France, 2021

Director, screenwriter and cinematographer. He was born in 1994 in Gaza, Palestine. He pursued his Bachelor and Masters degree in Film Directing at Łódź Film School in Poland. In the past few years he did film in different areas in the world such as Cuba, Palestine, Denmark, China, Jordan, Lebanon, Poland and Germany. He is an author of documentary and narrative films, including “Blacklisted” (2021), “Son Of The Streets” (2020) “Falafala” (2019), “Operation” (2018), “Where’s the Donkey” (2018), “Shujayya” (2015) and “Halawan” (2012). His films were selected and awarded at numerous film festivals around the world.