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Old Village in Gadara: A story of seasons and departure


It is a documentary film done on an old village in the north of Jordan called Gadara, or it's modern name Um Qais.
The village was called Gadara up until almost 1850 when the people began to resettle there after a long period of time of being uninhabited.

This documentary narrates the story of the old village from(1850) in four seasons: Winter, spring, summer, and departure. It interviews nine people who had once lived there and narrates the story of the village based on their stories, memories, and concepts of the time.
In the late seventies, the Jordanian government decided to deport people from the old village on the grounds that the village was built on Roman and Byzantine ruins. In the 1980s a departure decision had been applied and the last inhabitant left the Old Village by the end of that decade, turning Um Qais into an empty village.

Information for the Audience: 

Directors: Baker Alkarimeh
Writers: Baker Alkarimeh
Producers: Baker Alkarimeh
Key cast:


Information for theatres: 

Student project: Yes
Completion date: 2015-05-31
Shooting format: Digital DSLR
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Film color: Color
First-time filmmaker: No

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