(Ya tayr el tayer)
Based on the incredible true story of Mohammad Assaf, who growing up in the Gaza Strip, formed bands with his tomboy sister and motley crew of friends from a very young age. But the prospects of singing professionally seemed an impossible dream. Taking part in the live singing competition ‘Arab Idol’ in Egypt was a long shot – with the hurdles of owning no passport, passing through closed borders and not even an audition invitation. This film relives the incredible ascent of a major new star.