Son of a Dancer

Director: Georges Hazim
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The film unravels some contradictory aspects of the conservative communities of the Arab world.
Screened at over 35 international film festivals and won four awards.
It takes you on a journey to self discovery and identity and origin acceptance and the courage to challenge those who threaten one’s self-peace.
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2018/ Lebanon21 min/ Short, Drama
Original Title
Ebn El Raqqasa
Majed, a 20-year-old man, is grieving the loss of his recently deceased mother. One day, he gets the shock of his life when he learns that she used to be a belly dancer. Torn between his relationship with his now-silent father, and Hanine, the woman who will help him overcome his grief; he takes a trip down memory lane in an attempt to discover the mysterious past of his mother.
Carole Abboud
Ziad Seaibe
Georges Hazim
Georges Youness
Screenwriter: Georges Hazim
DOP: Elsy Hajjar
Editor: Georges Hazim
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Joyce Nakhoul
film festivals
El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt
MedFilm Festival, Italy
Festival Caminhos Cinema Português, Portugal
International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival, Turkey
Cinémator – Festival de Courts Métrages Nouveaux Talents, France
Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival, Tunisia
Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon
ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin, Germany
Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon
Concordia Film Festival (CFF), Canada
Sunderland Shorts Film Festival (SSFF), UK
'Queer' Asia Film Festival, UK
Galata Frame International Film Festival, Turkey
OFF - Odense International Film Festival, Denmark
Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq
Elia Short Films Festival, Palestine
Lebanese Film Festival, Canada
Lebanese Film Festival in Sydney, Australia
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
WOW International Film Festival, Tunisia
Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, USA
Seattle Arabian Nights Festival, USA
ARTANGO International Queer Festival, Russia
Casablanca Arab Film Festival, Morocco
Festival Raksa Ciné-Danse du Monde, France
60 Seconds or Less Video Festival, USA
FARCUME: Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de Faro, Portugal
Ora Union Film Festival, Lebanon
Winchester Film Festival, UK
Original Narrative Film Festival, UAE
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), USA
Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF), Sudan
Bethlehem Student Film Festival (BSFF), Palestine
Les Nuits Méditerranéennes, France
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India
Atlanta Film Festival, USA
Festival international de courts métrage du Sud-Ouest de Montréal, Canada
Arab Film Fest Collab, online
Festival Du Film Libanais, Canada
Longue vue sur le court, Canada
film awards
Premix Prix du Film Étudiant at the Cinémator – Festival de Courts Métrages Nouveaux Talents, France
Best Short Film at the Concordia Film Festival (CFF), Canada
Best Actor at the Galata Frame International Film Festival, Turkey
Best Queer Short at the ARTANGO International Queer Festival, Russia
Best Screenplay at the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, USA