~ Filmmaker: Talal Khoury ~

Personal Duty by Mahmoud Darwish


Talal Khoury’s dramatization of a poem by Mahmoud Darwish won a Special Jury Prize at the 2009 Dubai International Film Festival. In the Vimeo description, he writes:

The film is an illustration of a poem by Mahmoud Darwish, who focuses on the tragic side of the human personality of a martyr.

It is a visual journey that combines the public experience and the personal one and follows a couple separated by a death called “heroic”.

It is a tribute to Arabic poetry through the combination of the cinematography and music with the music within the poem.