release date June 14 2021
Northern Lights Lands its Arab Premiere at Al Kasaba Theater and Cinemathque
Feature film Northern Lights is slated to land its Arab premiere at Al Kasaba Theater and Cinemathque on Tuesday, June 15, at 5:00 pm (GMT +3). The film has previously received its world premiere at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, and screened at Ã…rsta Cultural House in Stockholm. The screening comes in collaboration with Filmlap: Palestine.

Al Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque is a specialized Palestinian non-governmental institution, founded in 1970 in Jerusalem and in 2000 in Ramallah. Al Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque stands as the only professional fully equipped multipurpose venue in Palestine that provides an ideal space of performance for Palestinian and international performing art troupes, from theatre to dance, from film screening to musical events, and conferences.

During the rehearsals of a play that reflects on the life of refugees living abroad, the actors who are refugees themselves will reveal another hidden side of themselves.
Directed by Ibrahim Mouhanna, Northern Lights is written by Mudar Alhaggi, and stars Anji Al Youssef, Helen Al-Janabi, and Ibrahim Manaem. MAD Solutions handles the film’s distribution.

Ibrahim Mouhanna is a film director who studied Media at Damascus University and went to Alma Lov Script Writing Collage in Sweden. As a refugee, he moved to Sweden in 2014. He has spent years working as a documentary filmmaker and TV program producer in a number of Arab countries. During the first three years of the Syrian conflict, he risked his life to film the living conditions and the daily life of the Syrians. Aside from Northern Lights film that was honored at the opening of Malmo Arab Film Festival, Mouhanna made several short films and two long films based on theater plays.