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The Borrowed Dress

Director: Leen Alfaisal
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World premiered at the London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema.
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2017/ UAE - Jordan - Lebanon - Syria54 min/ Documentary
Original Title
Toub Al E’yra
Grandmother Susu (80 years old), her daughter Doaa (50 years old), and her grandchild Saad (16 years old) are forced to flee Syria after the beginning of the revolution to live in different scattered places, with the one thing left to share being their desire to reunite. The details of their personal stories and human experiences are microcosms of two stories: one of a population that has spread all over the world, and the other of a homeland that might have changed forever.
Siham Abu Nabbout
Doaa Al Zoabi
Saad Alkuwatly
Screenwriter: Leen Alfaisal
DOP: Leen Alfaisal
Editor: Leen Alfaisal
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Production Company(ies)
Creative Media Solutions
Sarah Hassan
Alaa Alasaad
film festivals
film festivals London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, UK
film festivals Silk Road International Film Festival, Ireland
film festivals Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF), Lebanon
film festivals Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
film festivals Manarat Mediterranean Film Festival, Tunisia
film festivals Arabian Film Festival, Bangladesh
film festivals Al Ain Film Festival, UAE
film festivals Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
film festivals Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF)
film awards
film awards Special Jury Mention at the Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF), Lebanon
Best Documentary at the Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF), Ireland