WIFI RIDER: a documentary film

submitted by Huzzaz on 10/02/21 1

Life is lonely for young Palestinian, Shukri. He spends his days on the internet, immersed in a world where Western popstars preach self-love and unity, and where he can forget the lack of acceptance he faces in everyday life. But a life dreaming of paradise abroad does not bode well for a teenager stuck in East Jerusalem. What he desperately wants is to connect with others like him, who feel caught between an occupation, globalisation, and the universal growing pains that come with adulthood. In this 16mm documentary film, we follow Shukri from a childhood in East Jerusalem to moving to the hillside apartments of Amman, Jordan and the sandy shores of the Dead Sea. We discover the origins of his life as the ‘Wifi Rider’, and how he channelled his frustrations into art on the internet via tRASHY. Directed & Produced by - Roxy Rezvany Executive Producers  - Emily Renée & Erica Edwards Editor - Ross Leppard Cinematography by - Isaac Eastgate & Jaime Ackroyd Composer - Matt Huxley Sound Designer - Guy Chase Translator - Agatha Ezzedine Colourist - Tim Smith Local Producers - Ihab Muhtaseb & Ibraheem Shahin Sound Recordist - Ahmad Alhlabiah Graphic Designer - Mio Yokota Line Producer - Kasia Kaczmarek 1st AC - Jerry Pradon Production Assistant - Alicia Sing Colour Producers - Olivia Jessop & Melissa Trindade Additional Fixer - Bader Mohtaseb Models - Solenne Tadros & Dunia Almaghari Featuring - Shukri Lawrence, Omar Braika, Reem Kawasmi, Luai Al-Shuaibi, Sereen Khass
 Production Company - Besheh Meesheh Films The film was made with support from The LUSH Film Fund & One World Media The film will debut on Topic is the US/Canada, having been selected by Roger Ross Williams for his series One Story Up & will premiere worldwide via Short of the Week and Nowness.

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