Shorts Programmes

Shorts Directed by Women (Part 1)

A 83-minute of superb drama by brilliant female filmmakers that brought nuance to the Arab cinema.
The program features a plethora of award-winning films that toured several prestigious international film festivals.
Many of the program’s films are based on true stories.
A well-knit presentation of diverse themes tapping on daring issues in the Arab world.
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Astra
Director: Nidhal Guiga
Astra
Director: Nidhal Guiga
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Dali takes care of his daughter Douja who has Down syndrome. One day and against his wife’s advice, Dali takes Douja to an amusement park called ......
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Lilacs
Director: Mira Shaib
Lilacs
Director: Mira Shaib
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Hanna, a 34 years old woman, comes back to Lebanon from Germany where she lived with an abusive husband for 12 years. She is back to be next to her ......
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One Minute
Director: Dina Naser
One Minute
Director: Dina Naser
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In 2014 Gaza, Salma is taking her home as a shelter from the bombing and shooting, trying to protect her daughter, but with a text message she will ......
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Rupture
Director: Yassmina Karajah
Rupture
Director: Yassmina Karajah
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Rupture follows the journey of four Arab teens on their quest to find the local public pool in their new Canadian city of Surrey, ......
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Wasteland
Director: Latifa Said
Wasteland
Director: Latifa Said
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Set in the suburbs of a big city. Omar, a worker from Maghreb, feels uncomfortable with women. Ambivalent, either he’s fascinated by them, or they ......

The Official Trailer