Waiting for Faraj Allah

About The Film

Waiting for FarajAllah (inspired by Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot) takes us behind the scenes of a play in the making performed by a group of young Palestinians. One by one, we are introduced to a variety of characters - the play’s director, the actors and other ordinary people. Yet as we delve further into each of their lives, the film reveals the startling parallel between the themes of the play and their own - everyone’s waiting for something - a permit to build a house, better work conditions, a starring role in a film. While waiting for FarajAllah, like Waiting for Godot, our heroes await something that may or may not come.
Nidal Badarny
Unclassified 15+
56 mins

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Dendy Opera Quays
2 East Circular Quay Sydney
Sat 26 October
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Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St Carlton
Sat 2 November
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the director

Nidal Badarny

Nidal Badarny is a filmmaker and comedian born in Arrabeh, in the Galilee of Palestine. He studied Theatre and Cinema, directed and performed in multiple comedic plays and films. ‘Waiting for FarajAllah’ is his debut documentary in which he spent 3 years capturing the emotions of a group of young theatrical actors, performing Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’ in Palestine, revealing their dreams of a better tomorrow that may or may not come.

Acknowledgement of Country

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