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Director: Ali Kareem Obaid
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The film touches upon the struggles and hardships faced by Arab Christian families under the heavy hand of ISIS in the Arab world.
The film had its world premiere at the Dubai International film Festival within the Muhr Gulf Short Competition.
Abraham Poster
2016/ Italy - Iraq - UAE8 min/ Drama
Original Title
Set against the backdrop of ISIS’ imposition of the “jizya” or tax on non-Muslims in its territories, a Christian family devises a plan to protect its only daughter. However, their “perfect” solution might end up having more tragic consequences than intended.
Sara El Debuçh
Mohamed Zouaoui
Basil Al Ali
Faisal Dasser
Screenwriter: Ali Kareem Obaid
DOP: Matteo De Angelis
Editor: Victor Rosalini Spacek
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Production Company(ies)
Baburka Production
Ali Kareem Obaid
Giulia Georgi
film festivals
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
film festivals Odense International Film Festival, Denmark
film festivals Rome Independent Film Festival (RIFF), Italy
film festivals INTERFILM - International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany
film festivals Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF), South Korea
film festivals Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
film festivals Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Cyprus International Film Festival, Cyprus
film festivals Slemani International Film Festival, Iraq
film festivals Arab Film Festival San Francisco, USA
film festivals Khartoum International Film Festival, Sudan
film festivals Best Mini Film Festival
film festivals Arab American National Museum/Michigan, USA
film festivals MESA Film Fest, Arizona, USA
film festivals Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine
film festivals Gothenburg Arab Film Days, Sweden
film festivals Arab Film Festival Stockholm, Sweden
film festivals Elia Short Film Festival, Palestine
film festivals Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Popoli e Religioni - Terni Film Festival, Italy
film awards
film awards Grand Jury Prize at the Popoli e Religioni - Terni Film Festival, Italy