Mahmoud Massad, 78
min, Documentary, in Arabic with English subtitles, 2008
Abu Ammar is a
former Jihadist in Afghanistan who, disillusioned by the chaos
there, came back to his hometown in Jordan. His attempts to build a
normal life and support his eight children and two wives in an
impoverished neighborhood of Zarqa – a city haunted by the specter
of Al-Zarqawi - are constantly stumbling.
“Recycle” has won 7
Cinema in Motion Awards at the San Sebastian International Film
Festival, Best Cinematography Award at Sundance Film Festival, the
Dutch Film Critics Award at Netherlands Film Festival, Jury Special
Mention at Warsaw Documentary Film Festival and Jury Special Mention
at Rotterdam Arab Film Festival.
Special thanks to
Mahmoud Massad for his cooperation.