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Chic Point

Chic Point

Sharif Waked

Israel | 2003 | 7 min
This film is part of the Arab World Institute of Paris s Carte Blanche

Presented only in theatres

Discover the poignant story of Palestinians facing the brutality of the Israeli occupation. In Chic Point, Palestinian filmmaker Sharif Waked reveals life under the yoke imposed by Israel. With hundreds of checkpoints, Palestinians are subjected to humiliating surveillance and must prove that they are not carrying explosives to pass through the checkpoints. The short film shows how Palestinians have learned to live with this oppressive reality, and how their resilience is proof that hope can be born out of adversity. The director shares his unique perspective and personal story, offering a deeply human perspective on the Israeli occupation.
Other festivals:
Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Canada (2008)
Toronto Arab Film Festival, Canada (2005)
IMPAKT Festival, Netherlands (2004)
International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany (2004)
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (2003)
Director Sharif Waked
Production Sharif Waked
Editing Alla Francis
Camera Philippe Bellaiche
Cast Saleh Bakri, Dani Berger, Oded Fichelson, Nir, Ashraf Hanna, Sami Matar, Walid Mou'ed

In Partnership with

Institut du monde arabe


• Musée McCord Stewart
Saturday, march 25, 2023, 07:00 p.m. — 09:00 p.m.


Sharif Waked

Sharif Waked

Sharif Waked was born in Nazareth to a Palestinian refugee family from the village of Mjedil. He lives and works in Haifa/​Nazareth. Through ironic reflections on power and politics, Waked overturns established aesthetic formations and ponders the absurd realities of political conflict. Waked has exhibited at various biennials and museums in the Middle East, Europe and the U.S.A. Waked’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Solomon Guggenheim-New York, the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création, the Sharjah Art Foundation, and the Israel Museum.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
To Be Continued (2009)
Contribute A Better Translation (2011)
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