My name is Salah Abu Nimah. I live in Bethlehem and am a filmmaker studying at Dar Kalima University College where I will soon graduate with a bachelor’s degree in filmmaking.
So far, in my career as a filmmaker, I have made two films. “Burqo Classic,” about a woman’s struggle in society and “Area C,” about a group of young people engaging in non-violent resistance against settlements in the West Bank.
For “Area C” I have won three awards. The Sunbird Award for Best Short Film, Best Palestinian Film from the Bethlehem Student Film Festival, and the Audience Choice Award from Cine-Palestine Paris.
I am now starting work on my third film, “Back to Street.”
The story follows Rami, a young man who after years abroad returns to his home in Bethlehem. When he returns to where his home once stood, he finds that the local municipality has demolished it and begun building a shopping center. In the bare skeleton of the center Rami begins to live and tries to make a home where he can.
Through Rami’s story I hope to show the changes in society. Both in people and on the streets.
Though this film is a student project, there are still many expenses. I am asking for 4,200 USD to help with the costs of the five-day production and the costs of post-production.
Food, transportation, props and a decent wage for the actors are just some of the costs we will have during production.
Color grading, editing and sound mixing are some of the vital elements of the post production process for the success of this project. With your help we will be able to cover these expenses as well.I greatly appreciate your support with this project, thank you so much.