Yassmina Karajah
Canada, Jordan


Introducing a cast of first time actors and survivors of war who channel their personal experiences of loss and new beginnings through a fictional narrative, Rupture follows the journey of four Arab teens on their quest to find the local public pool in their new Canadian city.


  • TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2017.
  • VIFF - Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 2017.
  • South Western International Film Festival, Sarnia, Canada, 2017.
  • Dubai International Film Festival, 2017.
  • Jayu Human Rights Film Festival, Canada, 2017.
  • Slamdance Film Festival, USA, 2018.
  • TIFF Kids, Canada, 2018.
  • Haifa Independent Film Festival, Palestine, 2018.
  • New Directors / New Films, MoMa, USA, 2018.
  • Reel to Real, Canada, 2018.
  • Filmfest Dresden, Germany, 2018.
  • MOOOV Festival, Berlgiu, 2018.
  • Festival Ciné-Palestine, France, 2018.
  • Mo&Friese Children's Shortfilm Festival, Germany, 2018.
  • Hamburg Short Film Festival, Germany, 2018.
  • Halifax Independent Filmmakers, Canada, 2018.
  • Palm Springs Short Film Festival, USA, 2018.
  • Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec, Canada, 2018.
  • Days of Cinema, Palestine, 2018.
  • Boston Palestine Film Festival, USA, 2018.
  • DC Palestinian film and Arts Festival, USA, 2018.
  • Interfilm Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2018.
  • Prague Short Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2018.
  • Mostra de Cinema Árabe Feminino, Brazil, 2019.
  • BBC Arabic Festival, London, UK, 2019.
  • TIFF Lightbox, Toronto, Canada, 2019.
  • London Palestine Film Festival, UK, 2019.

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Director Yassmina Karajah

Script: Yassmina Karajah

Cast: Asaad Al Arid, Salam Almarzouq, Hussein Al Ahmad, Wazeera Al Ahmad

DOP: Blake Davey

Sound design: Jacob Gauthier Robitaille

Editing: Yassmina Karajah/Blake Daveu

Art direction: Sophie Jarvis

Music: Cayne McKenzie

Production: David Findlay

Original: Arabic
Subtitles: English

HD, 1:85, 5.1
DCP, Pro Res, H264

Yassmina Karajah
Yassmina Karajah
Canada, Jordanie, Palestine

Yassmina Karajah is a Jordanian-Palestinian director living in Canada. She is an alumnus of the University of Bristol Law School and a film production graduate from the University of British Columbia. Her short film, Light (2014), was selected at TIFF, the AFI Film Festival, the Dubai International Film Festival, and the Melbourne International Film Festival, and was part of Telefilm Canada's Not Short on Talent selection at the Berlinale '15, where she was named one of ten Canadian women to watch.

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