200 Meters

Screenings

May 19, 2021May 27, 2021
9:00 AM11:59 PM /
New York
Watch the film at your own pace May 19-27 on our film streaming platform
May 23, 2021
2:00 PM /
New York
RSVP using the "take part" button below to join the live Q&A with filmmaker Ameen Nayfeh and producer May Odeh

Mustafa and his wife Salwa are from two Palestinian West Bank villages only 200 meters apart but split by Israel’s separation wall. Mustafa lives on the Palestinian-controlled side of the wall, and Salwa and their children on the Israeli side. One day Mustafa gets the call every parent dreads: his son has been in an accident and is in the hospital. Mustafa will do anything to reach him, and after being denied access through the checkpoint on a technicality, he embarks upon a journey to cross the border illegally. The 200-meter distance soon becomes a 200-kilometer odyssey. Palestinian director Ameen Nayfeh’s debut drama shows us the life-threatening struggles of daily life under occupation in an urgent story of resistance, dignity, family and hope.

Winner, Audience Award, Giornate degli Autori, Venice International Film Festival 2020

“200 Meters illustrates how sweeping Israeli movement restrictions separate families, disrupt daily life and otherwise violate the basic rights of Palestinians in the occupied territory.” - Khulood Badawi, Israel and Palestine consultant, Human Rights Watch

This film is fully subtitled in English.

 

Watch at your own pace anytime between May 19 - 27, or join us and watch-along before the live Q&A

Sunday, May 23
12:15 PM EDT / 9:15 AM PDT – Start film
2:00 PM EDT / 11 AM PDT – Join us for a live Q&A. Register here!

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Filmmaker(s): 
Ameen Nayfeh
Country of Production: 
Palestine/Jordan/Qatar/Italy/Sweden
Year: 
2020
96m
Language(s): 
Arabic, Hebrew, English. Fully subtitled in English.
Genre: 
Drama
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Ameen Nayfeh
Director/Producer

Ameen Nayfeh was born in Palestine in 1988. In 2012, he graduated with an MFA from the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Jordan with the goal of telling authentic stories from his region. He has written, produced and directed award-winning short films, and has been freelancing for film and TV production for the past six years.

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