The Palestinian short film “The Present” entered this Thursday (18) in the streaming service Netflix. The Oscar-nominated 24-minute film tells the story of a Palestinian and his daughter trying to cross the borders between the West Bank and Israel to buy a gift. The trailer is available below, with English subtitles:
“The Present” is directed by Palestine-Briton Farah Nabulsi, responsible for four other short films: “Today They Took My Son” (Today They Took My Son), “Oceans of Injustice” (Oceans of Injustice) and “Nightmare of Gaza”. His work focuses on life in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel. Nabulsi is now working on a feature film that has yet to be announced.
This year’s edition of the Oscars also features a Tunisian film. The film “The Man Who Sold His Skin”, by director Kaouther Ben Hania, falls into the category of best international film. It is the story of a Syrian refugee who lets a man tattoo his back in exchange for a visa to travel to Europe. The trailer is below: