Arab Film Festival

Head & Heart: 6 Documentaries by Women

Expired November 29, 2021 7:45 AM
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This documentary shorts program focuses on the work of women directors and the stories of women throughout the Arab World. From a look at the tragedy of the 2020 Beirut Explosion, to a heartfelt letter to one woman's grandfather and her heritage, to a powerful mother and daughter falconeering duo breaking stereotypes in the desert, these films showcase the incredible talent and tenacity of women on both sides of the camera.

This program includes the following films:

Struck (Lebanon) dir. Sarah Kaskas

Ain't No Time For Women (Canada, Tunisia) dir. Sarra El Abed

An Evening with Laila (Kuwait) dir. Haya Alghanim

Don't Get Too Comfortable (Yemen) dir. Shaima Al Tamimi

I Bit My Tongue (Algeria) dir. Nina Khada

Osha (United Arab Emirates) dir. Rasha Amer

Co-presented by International Documentary Association (IDA)

One year after the Beirut Port explosion, director Sarah Kaskas narrates her trauma through a collage of her fragmented memory. Together with the voices of survivors, they attempt to process their collective grief.

About the filmmaker:

Sarah Kaskas is a Lebanese/American filmmaker, music composer and film educator. In 2016, Sarah co-founded Karaaj Films, an independent production company which focuses on documentaries and fiction films dealing with identity and marginalized communities in Lebanon. Under Karaaj Films, Sarah has written and directed the short documentary “Bread and Tea (2016)” and the feature documentary “Underdown (2018)" - both award winning films selected at festivals such as IDFA, EIFF, DOXA and Mostra. Sarah is currently in post production for 2 films that will be released in 2021: “STRUCK” (short documentary) and “The Window” (short fiction). She resides in Beirut, developing her first feature fiction and the sophomore album for her musical project Wanderland.

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    6 minutes
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  • Director
    Sarah Kaskas
  • Screenwriter
    Sarah Kaskas
  • Producer
    Nermine Haddad
  • Cinematographer
    Sarah Kaskas
  • Composer
    Sarah Kaskas