How did Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad achieve the impossible? With zero film education and only political low-budget films about his home country he won two Oscar nominations, the Jury Prize at Cannes and a Golden Globe. After a crazy film production in Gaza, he faces an even bigger challenge: Directing a big budget movie in Hollywood with superstars Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. Abu-Assad’s life and career reflects the often complicated relationship between the West and the Arab world.
A documentary by Wilfried Koomen (53 minutes) producer Talent United Film & Tv