Photo: Mahmoud al Massad taking questions at a showing of his film Recycle.
PARK CITY, UTAH - Alright folks, Ramsey here. I’ve made the trip to Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. In the coming days, I’ll be posting reviews of the two Jordanian Films – Recycle and Captain Abu Raed, pictures, and reactions from folks around Sundance.
From a total of 8,731 films submitted to the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah, Captain Abu Raed and another Jordanian film, Recycle were selected as two of the films to be shown during the 10 day festival. Sundance, as it is more frequently known, is one of the world’s most premiere festivals for independent films.
Nestled in the majestic and snowy mountains of Utah, Park City grows from a normal population of
January 24, 2008
Written By: Ola Eliwat
"This weather loves hot chocolate with marshmallows!"
That was the message I sent my friend as I sat in the car waiting for my father, cuddled up in the warmest clothes I have and yet feeling my feet freezing.
Drifted away in thoughts, I was brought back to reality by the sight of a little boy, around 9 or 10, approaching a woman who was getting in to her car. The woman reached out to her purse and gave him some coins, although I didn't see him begging. Obviously, he didn’t need to. He was wearing a jersey with no jacket on, the kind of attire that won't make you warm enough for an average winter day. The jersey was soaked in the chilly melting ice, the sleeves pulled over his hands, his lips quivering and his eyes drooping in the cold.
I thought after the woman...