• 9 10
  • 2017
  • 95min
  • Original Title: Namrud

Renowned Palestinian-Israeli musician Jowan Safadi balances his outspoken activism with newfound paternal responsibilities as he navigates the complexities of raising his 15-year-old son.


AWARDS: Best Documentary. Frontdoc Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION: DOK/ Haifa Independent Film Festival/ Crossing Europe Film Festival/ Ethnocineca Film Festival/ CinéDOC-Tbilisi/ DocsBarcelona/ DOK.fest Munich/ Festival Internacional de Cine Político/ Festival Internacional de Cine por los Derechos Humanos/ Fünf Seen Filmfestival/ NAFA Int. Ethnographic Film Festival/ WOMEX/ International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary and Reportage/ Festival DocsBarcelona Valparaíso/ DokuBaku/ Arab Film Festival/ Cinemed Festival/ DUHOK/Frontdoc / Marda Loop Justice/ Palestine with love/ Ciné-Palestine Toulouse Occitanie

Troublemaker - Activist, Musician, Fatherhood

This offbeat documentary delves into the life of the fearless musician as he grapples with the dual challenges of activism and fatherhood. Known for his politically charged lyrics and unapologetic stance on taboo subjects, Jowan has garnered both admiration and controversy throughout the Arabic world. However, when his 15-year-old son Don moves in with him, Jowan must confront the realities of parenthood while continuing to advocate for his ideals. Despite his efforts to provide a stable environment for his son, Jowan finds himself once again embroiled in trouble, challenging his resolve and forcing him to reconcile his personal and professional lives.

Production Companies

Soleil Film

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