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.
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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
Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
Odense International Film Festival, Denmark
Rome Independent Film Festival (RIFF), Italy
INTERFILM - International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany
Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF), South Korea
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Cyprus International Film Festival, Cyprus
Slemani International Film Festival, Iraq
Arab Film Festival San Francisco, USA
Khartoum International Film Festival, Sudan
Arab American National Museum/Michigan, USA
MESA Film Fest, Arizona, USA
Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine
Gothenburg Arab Film Days, Sweden
Arab Film Festival Stockholm, Sweden
Elia Short Film Festival, Palestine
Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival, Lebanon
Popoli e Religioni - Terni Film Festival, Italy
film awards
Grand Jury Prize at the Popoli e Religioni - Terni Film Festival, Italy