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    • Directed by: Alex Sarda
    • Released: 2024 (educational)
    • Year of Production: 2022
Running Time: 79 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitle Options: English Closed Captions
Subjects: Middle Eastern Studies

Under the heat of the sun at a Spanish archeological mission in northern Jordan, Abu Dya, a Palestinian Jordanian, digs the land for long hours. Salaries are low and the cost of living is rising. But Abu Dya wants to provide a different life for his family, but a criminal record stymies his efforts. Hafreiat shows one man’s relationship with his family, the land and its laws, and questions the possibility of banishing the past in a society that seems opposed to reintegration.


About the filmmaker 


Graduated from ESCAC in 2012, Alex Sardà collaborates mainly with the production companies Nanouk Films and 15L Films. He has directed the fiction short film GANG (2019) about male group dynamics and their impunity. And the short film FUGA (Nanouk Films & Movistar+, 2021) co-created with Enric Auquer to explore the limits of responsibility and the inheritance transmitted from parents to children.

In the field of documentaries, he has directed the short film CIUDAD DE GRANADA 145-149 (15L Films, 2020) and the feature documentary HAFREIAT (15L Films, 2022), following the daily life of Abo Dya, a Palestinian worker in an archaeological site in northern Jordan.

He is also the composer of the soundtrack of EL CAMÍ MÉS LLARG PER TORNAR A CASA, winner of the Gaudí for best Catalan film in 2016.


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