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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.
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2018/ Lebanon21 min/ Short, Drama
Original Title
Ebn El Raqqasa
SYNOPSIS
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.
CAST
Carole Abboud
Ziad Seaibe
Georges Hazim
Georges Youness
CREW
Screenwriter: Georges Hazim
DOP: Elsy Hajjar
Editor: Georges Hazim
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Producer(s)
Joyce Nakhoul
film festivals
film festivals El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals MedFilm Festival, Italy
film festivals Festival Caminhos Cinema Português, Portugal
film festivals International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival, Turkey
film festivals Cinémator – Festival de Courts Métrages Nouveaux Talents, France
film festivals Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival, Tunisia
film festivals Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon
film festivals ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin, Germany
film festivals Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Concordia Film Festival (CFF), Canada
film festivals Sunderland Shorts Film Festival (SSFF), UK
film festivals 'Queer' Asia Film Festival, UK
film festivals Galata Frame International Film Festival, Turkey
film festivals OFF - Odense International Film Festival, Denmark
film festivals Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq
film festivals Elia Short Films Festival, Palestine
film festivals Lebanese Film Festival, Canada
film festivals Lebanese Film Festival in Sydney, Australia
film festivals Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals WOW International Film Festival, Tunisia
film festivals Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, USA
film festivals Seattle Arabian Nights Festival, USA
film festivals ARTANGO International Queer Festival, Russia
film festivals Casablanca Arab Film Festival, Morocco
film festivals Festival Raksa Ciné-Danse du Monde, France
film festivals 60 Seconds or Less Video Festival, USA
film festivals FARCUME: Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de Faro, Portugal
film festivals Ora Union Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Winchester Film Festival, UK
film festivals Original Narrative Film Festival, UAE
film festivals NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), USA
film festivals Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF), Sudan
film festivals Bethlehem Student Film Festival (BSFF), Palestine
film festivals Les Nuits Méditerranéennes, France
film festivals KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India
film festivals Atlanta Film Festival, USA
film awards
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