Letter to a Refusing Pilot

  • 34'
  • Lebanon
  • 2013
In the summer of 1982, a rumour made the rounds about an Israeli fighter pilot who had been ordered to bomb a target in Lebanon. Knowing the building was a school, he veered off course and dropped his bombs into the sea. Letter to a Refusing Pilot is a study of this act of defiance which marked Zataari's childhood memories. Oscillating between documentary, essay and coming-of-age-drama, this film analyses a personal gesture in the face of a greater conflict.

Director
Akram Zaatari
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Lebanon
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
34'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Arabic, Hebrew
Producer
Akram Zaatari
Sales
Akram Zaatari
Screenplay
Akram Zaatari
Cinematography
Bassem Fayad
Editor
Jowe Harfouche
Sound Design
Nadim Mishlawi
Music
Nadim Mishlawi
Cast
Louay Hanafi