Director: Mounia Akl
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The film was awarded $ 10,340 by Indiegogo Crowdfunding Platform.
The film received the James Bridges Production Grant.
The film was shortlisted for a BAFTA nomination in 2017.
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2016/ Lebanon - USA21 min/ Drama
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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
Cannes Film Festival, France
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon
Middle East Now Festival, Italy
Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon
Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, Egypt
Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF), Sudan
Hamptons International Film Festival, USA
Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier (CINEMED), France
South By Southwest Film Festival, USA
Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI), Spain
Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Canada
New Orleans Film Festival, USA
Kustendorf Film Festival, Serbia
Tampere Film Festival, Finland
FilmFest Dresden, Germany
Flimmer Film Festival, Sweden
Adana International Film Festival, Turkey
Films Femmes Mediterranee, France
Assaggi D’autore: Intrecci Mediterranei, Italy
Festival Cinema Arabe, Netherlands
Câmpulung Film Festival, Romania
Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival (BMFF), Lebanon
Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine
Arab Film Festival in California, USA
Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF), USA
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Columbia University Film Festival, USA
Denver Film Festival, USA
Atlanta Film Festival, USA
International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG), Switzerland
film awards
KODAK Scholarship Award at the University Film & Video Association (UFVA) , USA
Special Jury Award at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Vimeo Award for Best Director, Entertainment Partners Producing Honorable Mentions and Audience Award at the Columbia University Film Festival, USA
Liberty Global Award for Best Film at the Denver Film Festival, USA
Honorable Mention at the Atlanta Film Festival, USA
Honorable Mention at the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG), Switzerland
“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 - Denver Film Festival

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