I Signed the Petition
Country: Germany, Switzerland, UK
Running Time: 11min
Film Year: 2018
Category: IMDbPro Short Film Award
Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition asking Radiohead not to play in Israel, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt. Over the course of a phone conversation with a sympathetic friend, he analyzes, deconstructs and interprets the meaning of his choice to take a public political stance.
Guided only by the voices of the two conversing friends, “I Signed the Petition” broaches complex debates on Palestinian identity, the means by which control systems appropriate political acts, and the effectiveness of protest in the face of today’s political landscape.
I SIGNED THE PETITION screens with DEAR SON
Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Producer: Patrick Campbell, Mahdi Fleifel
Screenwriter: Mahdi Fleifel
Production Company: Nakba FilmWorks
Cinematographer: Mahdi Fleifel
Editor: Michael Aaglund