© Martin Putz
© Martin Putz

Namrud - Troublemaker

    All titles (2)
    Documentary Feature | 2015-2017 | Portrait, Society | Austria

    Project data

    Length of movie94 Min.

      Brief synopsis

      Jowan Safadi, born as Palestinian in the State of Israel, is a famous musician and a true free spirit. With his band Fish Samak he delivers songs ranging from the political and social to the emotional and philosophical and gathered a huge fan-community in the Arabic world. Jowan is unafraid to speak his mind or tackle taboo subjects, and his lyrics, at once penetrating and witty, have also courted controversy on several occasions: Previously investigated by Israeli police for "inciting terrorism", his last tour to Jordan ended with his arrest and an overnight stay in a Jordanian prison cell. But this is just the beginning: standing for co-resistance instead of co-existence and criticizing the stare society he lives in, Jowan struggles for his ideals - at any price.


      Director of photographyFalko Lachmund
      Director of photographyMartin Putz
      Director of photographyJakob Fuhr2015-2016
      Additional photographyRabia Salifiti
      DirectorFernando Romero Forsthuber
      EditorWolfgang Auer
      ProducerFilip Antoni Malinowski
      ProducerJürgen Karasek
      Co-producerBaher Agbariya
      Co-producerLaura Hawa
      Line producerStephan Podest
      ScreenwriterFernando Romero Forsthuber
      Co-writerJürgen Karasek
      Co-writerAri Yehudit Richter
      Script consultantShira Arad
      Production sound mixerFeras Shehadeh

      Production companies

      Soleil Film GmbH [at]


      Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
      Fernando Romero Forsthuber2018Dok.fest München [de]Dok.PanoramaNominated