Cannes Docs

SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019
11:30 1h30


Doc Corner Screening Room


Category: Palestinian Showcase

Directed by: Karam ALI, Casey ASPROOTH-JACKSON

Produced by: Sami SAID (Idioms Film)

Country of production: Palestine, Norway, Belgium

Original title: Chopped

Completed in: October 2019

Main contact: Noor YAHYA -

A group of young men at the edges of Palestinian society struggle to maintain the stability of their once thriving trade. For these thieves and choppers of Israeli cars, a livelihood is threatened -but is that all that’s at stake? Told from an anonymous space – in the shadows between chop-shops and checkpoints – the stories these thieves provide shine new light on an illicit economy that persists today.