Palestinian Film Depicts Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa’s Life
Palestinian director Said al Bitar is currently visiting Syria to shoot a film about the life history of Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa, former PFLP secretary general, who was assassinated by Israel last June.
Shooting of the film will begin in Damascus this week and it will tackle the main life phases of the assassinated leader.
The 30-minute documentary TV film scripted by Ali al Kurdi and produced by the Palestinian al Hadaf Establishment belongs to the diko drama genre as the documentary pictures and live scenes are blended with performed scenes.
The film will be shot at five key locations including Gaza, West Bank, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. The documentary part of the film will include pictures and scenes on the leader’s life history collected from the archives of the Palestinian and Syrian TV stations and from the Martyr’s family. Also live testimonies will be added by the Martyr’s widow Khitam and his close comrade Abu Ahmed Fuad and by the PFLP member Merriam Abu Dakkah.
Artist Abdel Rhahman Abu al Qasem who will play the role as narrator will take the responsibility for the performance part of the film. Enana Troupoe will perform interpretive dances that represent delivery, Martyrdom and wedding as designed by Jihad Mefleh. Artists Mohammed Hbash will compose photographic music in addition to three martyr shows prepared specially for the film by the formation artist Zuhdi al Adawi. Fajer Yacoub will assist in the film’s direction.
Director Said al Bitar was born in Gaza in 1963 and started his career as stage amateur actor. Then he turned to direction and established the theatrical troupe al Amal, Hannadhel and Kanaan. He currently works for the Palestinian satellite channel and his documentary film al Shuhada al Atfal (Children Martyrs) won the golden prize at the Radio and TV Festival held in Cairo in 2001. He also played many roles in various TV series -- Albawaba.com