The Tower

The Tower

Full Name in English The Tower
Full Name in Arabic البرج
Running Time 74 min
Country of Production France, Norway, Sweden
Date of Production 2018

Eleven-year-old Wardi’s great-grandfather leaves behind a will suggesting looking to the past to find the future. Searching the house, Wardi finds out about her Palestinian homeland from family memories.

بيروت، لبنان، اليوم. تعيش وردي، وهي فتاة فلسطينية تبلغ من العمر 11 عاما، مع عائلتها في مخيم اللاجئين الذي ولدت فيه. كان جدها الأكبر سيدي من أوائل الأشخاص الذين استقروا في المخيم بعد مطاردته من منزله في عام 1948. في اليوم الذي يعطيها فيه سيدي مفتاح منزله القديم في الجليل، تخشى أن يكون قد فقد الأمل في العودة إلى المنزل يوما ما. وبينما تبحث عن أمل سيدي المفقود حول المخيم، تجمع شهادات عائلتها عبر الأجيال.

Director Name Mats Grorud
About the director

Mats Grorud is a Norwegian director and animator who studied Animation at Volda University College. He complimented his animation career with studies in Denmark, Beirut and Beijing. Mats directed the short films Santa Klaus and My Grandmother Beijing, and animated on Backyard stories (Kaja Polmar, 2006) and Piotr Sapegin’s Grandpa is a raisin (2006). Today, Mats runs his own company called Nubbsjangs Productions, where he develops his own projects, does commissioned work and teaches animation. He has also worked on several documentary projects. In 2007, Grorud started working on his debut feature animated documentary film, The Tower, along with producer Frank Søbstad at