Feature Documentary

Western Arabs is a historical and personal story, based on the director’s own experience, family, friends and acquaintances. We follow them and depict different situations throughout their lives – the sad, the vile, the emotional and the comical. A universal story of a family that has arisen from a simultaneously beautiful and tragic cultural encounter; as is the case in hundreds of thousands of families around Europe and the rest of the Western World.

Festivals & Awards

Panorama 2019


  • Director: Omar Shargawi
  • Producers: Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors & Eva Jakobsen (Snowglobe, DK)
  • Co-producer: BALDR Film (NL)
  • Financiers & Funds: Danish Film Institute, Netherlands Film Fund
  • Release: 2019
  • Length: 90 min
  • Dutch Distributor: Cinema Delicatessen