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Executive Producers: Pietro Bellorini and Marianna Bianchetti
Produced with the support of Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Jerusalem Development Cooperation Office, Piedmont Doc Film Fund – Regional fund for documentary, Palestinian National Theater “El Hakawati”, Alyamama, Sama
Cast: Abdel Razaq Abu Meizar, Katia Barakat, Baha Sos, Izzat Natcheh, Gabriele Vacis, Glen Blackhall, Saleh Bakri, Hussam Abu Eshe, Kamel Basha, Ahmad Bakri
Director of Photography: Pietro Bellorini
Sound recorder: Ahmad Bakri, Luca Chinaglia, Giacomo Abbruzzese
Editor: Pietro Bellorini
Music by: Dan Balilty
Sound designer: David Favargiotti


Within the background of a school for young actors at the Palestinian National Theater in East Jerusalem, Tarqìz focuses on four adolescents. The universality of youth overlaps with the peculiarity of the place in which they find themselves. Fear, enthusiasm, and doubt become the seeds of the storytelling, and of their artistic expression. The theater is the place and the time equipped to receive their creativity and improvisation. It is a place where everything can be done and anything can be said. The four adolescents bring to and take from the theater their memories, actions, and tribulations related to their ever changing lives, boosting their confidence in the process. The movie tells about a growth that is at once collective and particular, about a connection between art and youth in the framework of a unique and complex city.



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