release date January 27 2020
Short Documentary Sunday Market: Tripoli Takes Part in Journees Cinematographiques d'El Hamma in Tunisia
The short documentary Sunday Market: Tripoli will take part in the 3rd Journées Cinématographiques d’El Hamma (1-6 February) in Gabes city in Tunisia.
Hosted by Festival International Elhamma, Journées Cinématographiques d’El Hamma to develop and boost the Egyptian cinema industry, as well as the global one, which reflects the creativity of the Arab region and deals with its issues. Journées Cinématographiques d’El Hamma includes 30 short features, documentaries, experimental, and animation films. These films will take part in the competition to be judged by an international jury.
The Lebanese documentary film Sunday Market: Tripoli won the Golden Olive Award for Best Independent Film at the Notre Dame University-Louaize International Film Festival (NDUIFF) and took part in several international film festivals, including the Urban Films Festival in France, Sharjah Art Foundation’s film festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain and Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Beirut.
Between the Lebanese civil war and the Syrian occupation, some ex fighters find themselves trapped right in the middle! Searching for their freedom, they decide to head to the city of Tripoli for a new life. There, they settle in the flea market, the Sunday Market, which soon becomes more than just a market to becomes the place where they find their freedom! Directed by Yahya Mourad, Sunday Market: Tripoli is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.
Residing in Tripoli, Lebanon, director and cinematographer Yahya Mourad, has participated so far in numerous international and regional festivals and workshops with his short film Belonging: Tripoli. After his graduation in 2015, he has worked on a number of personal and professional projects including short experimental documentaries, besides music video clips and commercial Ads. Yahya always creates the visual language that reflects people’s and places’ spirits in the scene. Despite the diversity of the projects, he always adds his own touch and originality to the project.