Screening date:06/12/2011 -- 20h30
138 Pounds in My Pocket
In April 1948 following the UN partition plan for Palestine and the subsequent war that ensued between the Arab and Jews, a young teacher, Hind al-Husseini established an orphanage in her Jerusalem home for children, survivors of a massacre in Deir Yassin, a village on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Today Dar al-Tifl al-Arabi is the largest Palestinian orphanage, and it includes a school and a college with more than 1500 students.
Production: Nefissa Naguib, Inger Marie Okkenhaug/Unifob Norway
Director: Sahera Dirbas
Editing: Ommar Awwad
Cinematography: Jamil Kadamani, Nader Baibars
Sound: Ommar Awwad
Music: Yousef Makhoul, Issa Awwad
DV – 20'
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Sahera Dirbas was born in Haifa in 1964. She has worked as an independent producer for the BBC, RAI and other TV programs since 1995. In 2006, she began making documentary films as well.
2008 - A Handful of Earth
2009 – Stranger in my Home
2009 – Women, War and Welfare in Jerusalem (138 pounds in my Pocket + Crystal Grapes)
2010 – Jerusalem Bride