The personal and the political collide unexpectedly in this thought-provoking short by Norwegian writer and director Mattis Ohana Goksøyr. “Safiyyah” tells the story of a Danish-Palestinian boy whose casual fling with a girl he meets at an Oslo nightclub comes to an abrupt halt when he leans that she is Jewish. Rather than weighing in on who is right or wrong, the film raises the issue of cultural inheritance and how it can affect those living far away from the conflict itself.


Writer & Director: Mattis Ohana Goksøyr
Starring Arian Kashef, Ragnhild Meling Enoksen & Gorm Grømer
Producers: Henrik Dyb Zwart & Mattis Ohana Goksøyr
DoP: Benjamin Mosli
Camera operator: Øyvind Svanes Lunde
Camera assistant: Dovydas Miliauskas
Gaffer: Jon André Haakvåg
Edit: Tormod Berge
Sound design: Andreas Waag Martinsen
Set-sound: Helge Bodøgaard
Grader: Raymond Gangstad
Composer: Magnus Bonesmo
Set design: Marie Eckhoff Owing
Stylist: Wenche Luther
Graphic Design: Maja Hyggen
Script Consultant: Mads Sjøgård Pettersen


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