The Flag

Firas Khoury  |  Cinema  |  2013  |  Palestine
Producer: Hany Abu Assad
After learning that Maysaa’, a girl he is fascinated with, has agreed to join the “Flag Operation”, 17 years old Tamer agrees to join in as well. The leader of this plan is Tamer’s classmate Safwat, who suggests that they, along with a couple of other boys and Maysaa’ should secretly replace the Israeli flag decorating their high school's rooftop with a Palestinian one. This very risky operation is to be carried out on the eve of the visit of an important Israeli government official to their school, to mark the week during which Israel celebrates its independence but also when the Palestinian people commemorate their “Nakba” (national catastrophe).