Fish Above Sea Level

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Fish Above Sea Level
Fish Above Sea Level poster-fasl.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Hazim Bitar
Produced by Hazim Bitar
Written by Hazim Bitar
Starring Abdallah Dghemaal
Rabee Zureikat
Music by Aziz Maraqa
Cinematography Hazim Bitar
Edited by Hazim Bitar
Tashkeel Films
Distributed by Hazim Bitar
Release date
  • 29 June 2011 (2011-06-29) (Jordan)
Running time
80 minutes
Country Jordan
Language Arabic
English Subtitles

Fish Above Sea Level is an upcoming drama film directed and written by Hazim Bitar. Leading Jordanian film critic Adnan Madanat called the film "The best Jordanian feature film."


Fish Above Sea Level is about Talal (Rabee Zureikat) a young Ammani professional, who discovers upon his father's death that he is penniless. His late father, in an attempt to shore up his failing investments, mortgaged the family house. Talal has few days to save the family house in Amman from foreclosure. His only way out is to sell a farm house once owned by his late father in a village by the Dead Sea with a dark past. At the village he meets Dawoud (Abdallah Dghemaat) a young farmer who lives in the farm house. Before Talal can do anything with the farm house, Dawoud's approval is essential.

Main Film Festivals[edit]

  • African Diaspora Film Festival 2011
  • Hollywood Black Film Festival 2011

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