"Rough Stage", a feature documentary by Toomas Järvet was selected to IDFA First Appearance competition program.
Maher, a Palestinian man, a former political prisoner. He is an electrical engineer by profession but an artist at heart. He dreams of staging a contemporary dance performance in Ramallah. In order to do so, he must deal with his disapproving family, tight budgets and cultural norms. Set in today’s most contested location, Maher’s story is a parable about a society in conflict, where the real war is between dreams and traditions.
"Rough Stage" has been pitched in Dragon Forum in Krakow, DOK Leipzig and Doc at Work in Firenze.