Producer: Marisa Meier
After being sentenced to 12 years in prison, the Palestinian topographer Ibrahim finally comes back to his wife and son. While society celebrates him as a hero who carries the grief of a nation, he and his family have to cope with the fact that he has become a broken distrusting man, whose only chance of happiness lies in a restart.
Desert Dogs - Feature Narrative
A dog, an ex-prisoner and his son, each wonders on his own in the openness of this dystopian desert. Ibrahim, a recently released political prisoner, is set out for revenge. He searches to kill a Palestinian Official, who caused Ibrahim many years of confinement. His son, Ismail, wants to stop him and runs after his father to prevent him from committing a crime. The dog is looking for a companion to guard. The landscape plays a major role in the journey of all: While the impressive landscape of the dystopian desert raises a sense of forgiveness in Ibrahim’s heart, the son finds himself confronted with the harshness of the desert and the dog finds his cause. The same desert that teaches the father forgiveness teaches the son anger. The dog becomes the connecting force to reunify this family.