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Directed by | Mahmoud al Massad

Genre documentary  |  Length: 83mins  |  Year of production: 2010

Athens, 1983. The world press reports that 4 year old Bashir is killed in the assassination of his father, a top PLO lieutenant. But what if death is not the end of his journey? What if, in life, like his father, Bashir was today deeply political. Yet, rather than expressing himself with weapons, he uses a means he loved as a child: drawing. Bashir Meraish has today become the finest political cartoonist in Jordan. Now 29 years old, he lives on to witness the dream of Palestinian liberation he and his father died for being steadily ground to dust. Al Massad�s bold stylistic approach stretches the limits of established documentary making to tell a very personal story, the reality of which is far stranger than fiction.