A Broken House

Published on September 26, 2023
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! The Syrian architect Mohamad Hafez received a one-way ticket to the United States. Missing his homeland, he decided to create a stand-in, sculpting life-like miniatures of the Damascus cityscape he had left behind.

Winner of the International Documentary Association (IDA) Award for Best Documentary Short, “A Broken House” is among the most celebrated documentaries of 2022.

Awards & Recognition:
2022 Oscar Shortlist
Winner: IDA Awards for “Best Short”
Nominee: Emmy Award for “Best Documentary Short”
Nominee: Cinema Eye Honors for “Outstanding Nonfiction Short”
Shortlist: DOC NYC

Festivals:
WORLD PREMIERE: Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
WINNER: Palm Springs International ShortsFest | Audience Award for Best Documentary Short
WINNER: Palm Springs International ShortsFest | Mozaik “Bridging the Borders” Award
WINNER: Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival | Jury Award for Best Editing
WINNER: RiverRun Film Festival | Jury Award for Best Documentary Short
WINNER: Salem Film Festival | Jury Award for Best Documentary Short

Cast and Crew:
Featuring – Mohamad Hafez
Director & Producer – Jimmy Goldblum
Producer – Matt Weaver
Producer – Congressman Richard Gephardt
Producer – Harrison Nalevansky
Executive Producers – Senain Kheshgi
Executive Producers – Matthew Gephardt
Executive Producers – Nick Stern
Cinematographer – Oliver Millar
Editor – Brad Turner
Original Music – From the Mouth of the Sun

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