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Ghost Hunting

By Raed Andoni

Country: France, Palestine, Switzerland, Qatar

Language: Arabic

Original title: Istiyad Ashbah

Casting: Ramzi Maqdisi, Mohammed 'Abu Atta' Khattab, Raed Andoni, Atef Al-Akhras

Production year: 2017

Runtime: 01h34


In order to confront the ghosts that haunt him, Palestinian director Raed Andoni assembles an eclectic group of ex-prisoners to build a replicate of Al-Moskobiya, Israel’s main interrogation centre, where he was himself jailed at age 18. From fragmentary memory, day after day, they give shape to the interrogation centre they all experienced, and re-enact its stories. As the walls of the cells rise, the tongues and the emotions loosen.

Berlin IFF 2017 – Panorama Dokumente Section – Best Documentary Award (Glashütte Original Documentary Award) & 3rd place for the Panorama Dokumente Audience Award

Arab FF 2017 – Official Selection – Audience Award

All True Doc IFF 2017 – All True Special Program

Indielisboa IFF 2017 – Special Screenings Section

Beldocs IDFF 2017 – Special Section

Subversive FF 2017 – Documentary Competition

Seattle IFF 2017 – Documentary Competition

Encounters South African IFF 2017

Transilvania IFF 2017 – Doc Showcase Section

Sheffield Doc FF 2017 – Competition

East End FF 2017 – Discovery Section

Moscow IFF 2017 – Free Thought Section

Golden Apricot Yerevan IFF 2017 – Best Documentary Award

Prishtina IFF 2017 – Documentary Competition

Toronto Palestine FF 2017

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2017 – Prix Pour la Paix

Festival dei Popoli 2017 – International Competition

DocBuenoAires IFF 2017

Philadelphia IFF 2017 – Documentary Showcase Section

Boston Palestine IFF 2017 – Opening Night

Minsk IFF 2017 – Out of Competition

IDFA 2017 – Shifting Perspectives Section

Exground FF 2017

Cairo IFF 2017 – Best Arab Film Prize