This is My Picture When I Was Dead
What if death is not the end of life’s journey?
Athens, 1983. Four-year old Bashir is killed during the assassination of his father, a top PLO lieutenant. But what if death is not the end of his journey? In discovering what Bashir’s life would have been like it turns out that, like his father, he would also be political. But instead of expressing himself with weapons, he would do what he loved to do as a child - draw cartoons. Maybe Bashir would have become the finest political cartoonist in Jordan…
83’ / video / colour
Dir: Mahmoud Al Massad
Prod: iSee Film (NL), KeyDocs (NL)
Co-prod: VPRO (NL), ITVS (USA)
Sc: Mahmoud Al Massad
D.O.P.: Sammy Chekhes, Mahmoud al Massad
Completed: November 2010
Language: Arabic (English subtitles)
Mahmoud al Massad:
Second feature length documentary.
RECYCLE (2007, doc) Awards: Cinema in Motion Award San Sebastian FF, Cinematography Award for World Cinema Documentary Sundance FF, SHATTER HASSAN (2001, short).