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Director: Mounia Akl
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The film was awarded $ 10,340 by Indiegogo Crowdfunding Platform.
The film was shortlisted for a BAFTA nomination in 2017.
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2016/ Lebanon - USA21 min/ Drama
Under the imminent threat of Lebanon’s garbage crisis, Hala, a wild child inside of a woman is the only one to refuse evacuation, clinging to whatever remains of home
Julian Farhat
Yumna Marwan
Adel Chahine
Screenwriter: Mounia Akl
Clara Roquet
DOP: Joe Saade
Editor: Mounia Akl
George Sikharulidze
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Cyril Aris
Jinane Chaaya
film festivals
film festivals Official Selection at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, France
film festivals Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
film festivals Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Tripoli Film Festival - Lebanon
film festivals Middle East Now Festival, Italy
film festivals Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon
film festivals Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF). Sudan
film festivals Hamptons International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier, France
film festivals South By Southwest Film Festival, USA
film festivals Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI), Spain
film festivals Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Canada
film festivals New Orleans Film Festival, USA
film festivals Kustendorf Film Festival, Serbia
film festivals Tampere Film Festival, Finland
film festivals FilmFest Dresden, Germany
film festivals Flimmer Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Adana International Film Festival, Turkey
film festivals Films Femmes Mediterranee, France
film festivals Assaggi D’autore: Intrecci Mediterranei, Italy
film festivals Festival Cinema Arabe, Netherlands
film festivals Câmpulung Film Festival, Romania
film festivals Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival (BMFF), Lebanon
film festivals Days of Cinema in Palestine
film festivals Arab Film Festival in California, USA
film festivals Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF), USA
film awards
film awards James Bridges Production Grant
UFVA KODAK Scholarship Award
Director Mounia Akl won the Special Jury Award at the Dubai International Film Festival
Vimeo Award for Best Director, Entertainment Partners Producing Honorable Mentions to Producer Cyril Aris, and Audience Award at the Columbia University Film Festival
Liberty Global Award for Best Film at the Denver Film Festival
Honorable Mention at the Atlanta Film Festival in the USA
Honorable Mention at the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG)
“The film is constructed with dreamy and disorienting editing strategies, heightening a sense of the mythical. Yet, the fable in this film jars us outside of the frame, as you begin to recall catastrophes from this world, heavy with overtones of environmental and refugee catastrophes.” - Jury of the Liberty Global International Student Short Award at the Denver Film Festival

“A smart professionally crafted Lebanese film.” Sayidaty Magazine - Ahmed Shawky