Five Boys And A Wheel at the Arab Film Festival Australia

Five Boys And A Wheel

Jordan | 2016 | 20mins | Dir: Said Zagha
Australian Premiere

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.

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Said Zahga


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. Said is currently developing his first feature film, The Girl.

Crew / Cast

Director: Said Zagha
Producer: Ahmad Al-Khatib, Akram Ashqar
Screenplay: Said Zagha
DOP: Ahmad Abu Jalboush
Editor: Ameen Nayfeh, Eyas Salman
Composer: Hesham Nazih
Starring: Ali Suliman, Nadira Omran, Haydar Kfoof, Mohammad Idris

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