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Today They Took My Son

Short Film

Country: Lebanon, United Arab Emirates

Genre: Drama, Short



A Palestinian mother reflects on her sense of helplessness as her young son Khalid (Elias Naoum) suffers cruel treatment at the hands of the Israeli military authorities.


  • Produced, co-written and narrated by film-maker and Palestinian-human rights advocate Farah Nabulsi, this film has won praise from such figures as John Pilger and Noam Chomsky for drawing attention to Israel's treatment of young Palestinians.
  • This short film (7 3/4 minutes long) is available to view on Vimeo and on YouTube.
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  • Mira Sidawi
  • Farah Nabulsi
    (Mother's Voice)
  • Elias Naoum
  • Angie Saleh
  • Patrick Haddad
    (Soldier 1)
  • Charles Francis
    (Soldier 2)
  • Samer Abboud
    (Soldier 3)
  • Khalil Bou Diab
  • Julia El Rami
    (Old Woman)
  • Marilyn Bechara
    (Little Girl)
  • Noel Bou Kheir
    (Man in his 30s)
  • Marianne Tamim
    (Woman in her 20s)
  • Mirna Zeini
    (Woma in her 40s)
  • Kamal Khiami
    (Old Man)
  • Ali Bekdache
    (Other Boy 1)
  • Omar Bekdache
    (Other Boy 2)
  • Ziad Khawandi
    (Other Boy 3)

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My Movie Rating: Red Star 1 / 10
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As so often happens, I find myself agreeing with Saga! Yes, it's a piece of agitprop, but told in so direct and straightforward a manner as to make it compelling. An excellent and necessary short film.

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A bit heavy-handed perhaps, but powerful and necessary, with effective acting from Elias Naoum, and nice cinematography.

Must Watch My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 9 / 10
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