a film by Emanuele Gerosa


Documentary // Running Time: 83 min. - 52 min. // Year: 2019 // Countries of Production: Italy, Switzerland, Lebanon // Shooting Place: Palestine, Italy, Sweden // Original language: Arab, English, Italian



Jehad and Abdallah, founders of the Gaza Parkour Team, brought up together in the Gaza Strip but their choices divided them for years. Today, more than ever, they need to find out if there is a way that can lead to freedom someone who, like them, was born in prison.



Productions: GraffitDoc, Amka Films Production, Oneworld DocuMakers, ITAR Productions

Associate Productions: Trentino Film Commission, Piemonte Doc Film Fund, RAI Cinema, RSI, Ufficio Federale della Cultura - DFI, Al Jazeera

Writer & Director: Emanuele Gerosa

Producer: Enrica Capra

Director of Photography: Matteo Delbò

Editor: Nicolò Tettamanti

Music: Zeno Gabaglio

Editing Consultant: Yaël Bitton

Story Consultant: Valentina Toldo

Sound recording: Adriano Alampi, Mohammed Abu Safia

Sound Design and Mix: Tommaso Barbaro, Massimo Mariani

Foley: Agit Utlu

Organization in Gaza: Meri Calvelli

Second Camera in Gaza: Mohammed Abu Safia

Grading: Roberto Allegro

Production's Assistant: Fabrizio Allione

Accountancy: Selene Silvestri

Fixer in Gaza: Mohammed Abu Safia


Festivals and Awards

Selected at 9º Destinazione Sud Festival (13-16 October 2022 – Italy)

Selected at 16º Terra di Tutti Film Festival (06-11 October 2022 – Italy)

Winner of the "Audience Award" at 15º Faito Doc Festival (20-27 July 2022 – Italy)

Selected at 1º Allora Fest - International Festival of Cinema Art and Music (21-26 June 2022 – Italy)

Selected at 3º Festival Cinétoiles (12-15 May 2022 – France)

Selected at 8º Stockfish Film Festival (24 March - 03 April 2022 - Iceland)

Selected at 10º Catania Film Fest(28 November - 04 December 2021 - Italy)

Winner of the award "Étoiles de la Scam” at 16º Prix Scam 2021 (04-07 November 2021 - France)

Selected at 20º Le Grand Bivouac (18 October - 01 November - France)

Selected at 4º Festival du Film Palestinien Strasbourg (11-16 October 2021 – France)

Selected at 32º Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck (06-17 October 2021 - France)

Winner of the award “Premio della Giuria PerSo Cinema Italiano” at 7º Perso - Perugia Social Film Festival (05-10 October - Italy)

Selected at 5º 38 Parallelo (30 September -03 October 2021 - Italy)

Selected at 9º Rencontres du film documentaire de Mellionnec (01-04 July - France)

Winner of the award "Special Mention" at 22º Ismailia International Film Festival (16-22 June 2021 - Egypt)

Selected at 23º One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (10-28 May 2021 - Czech Republic)

Winner of the award “Honorable Mention” at 10º International Filmmaker Festival of New York (21-24 May 2021 – US)

Selected at 6º Ulju Mountain Film Festival (02-11 April 2021 – South Korea)

Selected at 16º Panorama Cinémas Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient (23 March -11 April 2021 – France)

Selected at 7º BIDF - Budapest International Documentary Festival (01-10 March 2021 – Hungary)

Selected at 14º Other Israel Film Festival (03-10 December 2020 - US)

Winner of the awards ”Prix des Jeunes de la Méditerranée”, ”Prix Première Oeuvre” and ”Prix à la diffusion 2M (Maroc)” at 24º PriMed - International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary & Reportage (28 November - 05 December 2020 - France)

Selected at 3º London Palestine Film Festival (13-26 November 2020 - UK)

Winner of  the award "PRIX EUROPA Best European TV Documentary of the Year 2020" at 34º Prix Europa (18-27 October 2020 - Germany)

Selected at 15º DocsMX (08-25 October 2020 - Mexico)

Selected at 7º FFDUL - Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano (14-18 October 2020 - Switzerland)

Selected at 23º Immagimondo (19 September - 03 October 2020 - Italy)

Selected at 38º Festival Annecy Cinéma Italien (21-27 September 2020 - France)

Winner of the award "Special Mention" at 14º SalinaDocFest (18-26 September 2020 - Italy)

Winner of the award "Prize of the Russian Guild of Film Critics" at 16º Kazan International Film Festival (04-09 September 2020 - Russia)

Winner of the award "Cinema AMoRe" at 68º Trento Film Festival (27 August - 02 September 2020 - Italy)

Selected at at 16º Kino Otok (26-30 August 2020 - Slovenia)

Selected at 51º Visions du Réel (17 April - 02 May 2020 - Switzerland)

Selected for a Special Event at 60º Festival dei Popoli (02-09 November 2019 - Italy)

Selected at 17º Alice Nella Città, parallel section of the Rome Film Fest (17-27 October 2019 - Italy)

Winner of the award "Sound Design and Mixing" at Atelier - Milano Film Network 2018  (22 November 2018 - Italy)

Winner of the award "Borsa di Sviluppo" at Premio Solinas Documentario per il Cinema 2017 (23 September 2017 - Italy)

Winner of the award "When East Meets West Award" at the workshop ESoDoc (03 May - 16 September 2016 - Norway, Italy)

All rights reserved, Emanuele Gerosa | Documentary Film Director 2024