Raed Andoni, West Bank, 2017, Arabic with English subtitles, 94 Minuten

Ghost Hunting

Synopsis: In order to confront the ghosts that haunt him, Palestinian director Raed Andoni assembles an eclectic group of ex-prisoners to recreate the Al-Moskobiya, Israel’s main interrogation centre, where he was himself jailed at age 18. Day after day, these construction workers, a blacksmith, an architect, an assistant director give shape to their memories of how they survived with grit and a sense of humor. As the walls of the cells rise, the tongues and the emotions loosen.

Filmmaker: Raed Andoni is a Palestinian director and producer. He and was born in 1967 in Amman (Jordan). Andoni started his career in the film industry in 1997 as independent producer. For his first feature length film, FIX ME (2009) Andoni filmed 20 sessions of his own therapy in Ramallah. Featuring a colorful array of characters, including members of Andoni’s own family, FIX ME explores the need for finding individuality in a place so dominated by collective consciousness and identity, and it was premiered in Sundance and Cannes. GHOST HUNTING is his second feature film.