Alone (Wahdon) (2012)

Origin: France Lebanon | Fiction | Director: Norma Marcos | 11 minutes

Alone (Wahdon) by Norma Marcos fiction 11 minutes - 2012 - France/Lebanon

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At the border of a forest, a Lebanese poet gets a breath of fresh air on his terrace, as every evening. He watches four young people disappearing into the forest and returning in the early hours ...
«Wahdon draws its inspiration from two true stories: one is from the poem by the Lebanese writer Talal Haidar, which was written immediately after the failure of a Palestinian military operation. The other is based on the story of a French woman, Francoise Kesteman, who was an activist for the Palestinian cause. I met her in the early 80's. She was killed at sea during a military operation against the Israeli army. » Norma Marcos


Norma Marcos, Palestinian with a French passport, is also a writer and screenwriter. Among other works, she has directed five movies, which were selected at a number of prestigious festivals around the world: Rotterdam (Netherlands), Rome, Montréal, San Francisco, Tetouan (Morocco, ) Beirut (Lebanon), Chicago, Boston, Baghdad and which were screened in more than 40 cinema theaters in France.

In 2004, she won the Grand Prix (Grand Prize, SOPADIN) for Best Screenplay among 357 scripts: "Nouzha" , which is an adaptation of a Palestinian novel by Sahar Khalifa, translated and edited by the prestigious publisher Flammarion.

In 2022 she completed a feature script: "Sami, Like Dew Drops on thorns".

Norma Marcos is the winner of several international awards, including: Winner of the SOPADIN competition for her feature film script Nouzha. Winner of Villa Medicis competition for the documentary Retrouver Jerusalem. Winner of "Voice of America " Radio training program. Winner of Knight Fellowships program at Stanford University. Winner of the Umverteilen Foundation author funding.

In 2013 her book "The Veil of Despair: Women, sexuality and feminism in Palestine" was published by Riveneuve editing house.

Her movies:
"The Veiled Hope" (1993)
"Nouzha" (2004)
"Waiting for Ben Gourion" (2006)
"Fragments of a Lost Palestine" (2010)
"Wahdon" (Alone - 2012)


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