Five Boys and a Wheel

Arab Film Festival Australia

17 August 2017 - 9 September 2017

A school teacher has to gain his young son’s confidence and admiration through an act of violence. Set in Aqaba, Jordan, this short film is an Arabic-language adaptation of Raymond Carver’s, Bicycles, Muscles, Cigarettes.

Said Zagha is a Palestinian filmmaker from Ramallah. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English and Film from Ohio’s Kenyon College in 2011. His debut narrative short film Five Boys And A Wheel stars the acclaimed Palestinian actor Ali Suliman and was funded by the Royal Film Commission- Jordan and Palestinian private sector firms. 

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Film Information


Said Zagha


20 minutes



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