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Bra-et Al Rouh (2011)

Bra-et Al Rouh - Poster Art

 Poster Art for 'Bra-et Al Rouh'


Director:                            Walid Salhab
Producers:                        Robert A. Welsh
                                           Walid Salhab
Writer:                              Walid Salhab
Star Actors:                      Katherine Abuaglain
                                           Robert A. Welsh
                                          Aidin Poori

1st Unit AD:                    Alexander Harris


2nd Unit AD:                    Robert A. Welsh


Cinematography by:      Walid Salhab


Film Editing by:              Walid Salhab


Bra-et Al Rouh’ (aka ‘Innocence of the Spirit’) tells the story of a young six-year-old Palestinian girl, who sees a homeless man on the streets of Edinburgh, in Scotland.  
The young girl (Katherine Abuaglain), draws a parallel between the homeless man (Robert A. Welsh), who is deep in despair, with the plight of her own people who are refugees in the Middle East.


‘Bra-et Al Rouh’ not only raises awareness of refugee situations in the Middle East but also demonstrates that simple acts of non-discriminative kindness can make peoples’ lives seems all the brighter and with new hope. 
Watch the trailer in the Screening Room


The film premiered at the prestigious Palais in the heart of the Cannes Film Festival in France in May 2012

 Award winning film makers with their Best Shorts gold statuette
Other Productions:

Alternative poster featuring 'Katherine Abuaglain'

The film went on to win multiple awards (see list below) including Best Short, and our six-year old actress won two awards for Best Actress. 

Read recent media reviews and stories via the links in Publicity

Production Office

Production Manager:     Rosalynn Campbell


Publicity / Press:             Rosalynn Campbell



Sound Department


Sound Editor:                   Walid Salhab

1st Unit Sound:                 Steven Braxton


Visual Effects:                  Walid Salhab



Camera and Electrical Department


Camera operator:               Walid Salhab


1st Unit Camera Assist:     Sean Salhab


2nd Unit Camera Assist:    Robert A. Welsh




Original Music by:            Mairi Campbell


Incidental Music by:        Kevin MacLeod
Technical information


Shooting format:     HD SLR


Camera:     Canon Digital SLR Camera EOS 5D Mark II


Aspect Ratio:        16:9


Sound Format:       Dolby Stereo


Running Time:       10 minutes


Languages:             English / Arabic



– in date order

1. Winner, (liberation/social justice/protest), Award of Merit, Best Shorts, March 2012

2. Winner, Best Leading Actress (Katherine Abuaglain), Award of Merit, The Indie Fest, April 2012

3. Winner, Best World Peace Relations (short film), Cannes Artisan Festival International, World Cinema Initiative, June 2012, Cannes, France

4. Winner, Best Actress (short film) (Katherine Abuaglain), Cannes Artisan Festival International, World Cinema Initiative, June 2012, Cannes, France

5. 1st Runner Up (Audience Award - Narrative Short), Woods Hole Film Festival, August 2012, Cape Cod, USA

6. 2nd Runner Up (Best Short Film Award), Vegas Cine Fest, October 2012, Las Vegas, USA

7. Winner, ‘Collège au Cinema’ Award, Travelling Film Festival, February 2013, Rennes, France

Film Festivals

1. Official Selection/In Competition, AFI World Cinema Initiative, 2012, Cannes, France

2. Official Selection/In Competition, AFI World Cinema Initiative, 2012, Hamptons, USA

3. Official Selection/In Competition, Woods Hole Film Festival, 2012, Cape Cod, USA

4. Official Selection/In Competition, Vegas Cine Fest, 2012, Las Vegas, USA

5. Official Selection/In Competition, New Horizon International Film Festival, 2012, Tehran, Iran

6. Official Selection, Write-Shoot-Cut, 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

7. Official Selection, Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace, February 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

8. Official Selection/In Competition, Travelling Film Festival, February 2013, Rennes, France


6 year old Actress: Katherine Abuaglain as Farah

Actor: Robert A. Welsh as the homeless man

For more information go to the 'Internet Movie Database' (IMDB) page for this film:

For more trailers go to the 'Internet Movie Database' (IMDB) video page for this film:           

For HD Quality Trailers visit 'The Screening Room' 
Press Release and links to media publicity available on this site.  See Press and Publicity.  Press-Pack available in Downloads.

You can also find behind the scenes footage in the documentary 'Shooting The Innocent' in 'The Screening Room'.


Actress: Katherine Abuaglain as Farah

Actor: Aidin Poori as the Farah's father