Mahmoud Hammash, 60 min, Documentary, Arabic with English subtitles, Jordan, 2016
Followed by a discussion with the director Mahmoud Hammash
The documentary takes us on a journey of hope and challenge with Majed and his fellow team members - who are blind - as they establish “Basaer Group”, the world's first robotics and electronics team for unsighted students.
“We started in the dark in a dismal world” as Majed describes it. The team had no knowledge in robots and no support due to the lack of resources at their school as in other public schools in Jordan. However, it didn’t stop them from reaching the national competition for robots and winning the first place for scientific research. They continued by qualifying as a finalist team representing Jordan at the INTEL Global Competitions in the United States.
A journey that wasn’t easy at all especially with Majed’s frequent epileptic seizures and the difficulties in getting visas to travel. Will Majed and his colleagues be able to participate as the first team in the world for the blind?
The film has been screened at Los Angeles Cinefest, Equality international Film Festival, the 10th International Children Film Festival, We Care Film Festival, International Film & Art Festival for People with Disabilities, FREE NET WORLD Film Festival and Cineplay Film Festival.