film-maker Tawfik Abu Wael
Tawfik Abu Wael was born in the Palestinian town of Um El-Fahim in Israel in 1976. He graduated from Tel Aviv University where he studies film directing. From 1996 to 1998 he worked in the film archive of Tel Aviv University. From 1997 till 1999 Tawfik Abu Wael taught drama at Hassan Arafe School in Jaffa. Since 1997 he has been working as free-lance production manager and (assistant) director.
For his first full length feature ATASH (Thirst) he was awarded, among others, with the International Critics Award (FIPRESCI) at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in 2004.
Bread, Hashish and the Moon (1997, 11‘)
I leave, you stay (1998, 8‘)
Intellectual in Garbage (1998, 2‘)
Characters (1998, 4‘)
Diary of a Male Whore (2000, 16‘)
Waiting for Sallah El-Din (2001, 53‘)
The Fourteenth (2002, 14')
Atash (2004, 110')
Last Days in Jerusalem (2010, 80')