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)

Co-presented by Alliance Française de San Francisco

At a time when I cannot manage to go to my country, I make a detour and wander around the city of Tunis, looking for my mother tongue, Algerian.

About the filmmaker:

Director and editor french and algerian, born in France. She directs her first short documentary in 2016 about her grand-mother "Fatima" with colonial archives films. The film is selected in more than 50 festivals and received several awards. Her second short film I bit my tongue is a meeting with the inhabitants of Tunis about the search of her lost language. She is currently developing a short fiction film, The Night watch, shot in Algeria and produced by Thala Films. As an editor, she worked with Hassen Ferhani, Karim Moussaoui, Claire Juge, José Vieira and others on documentary films.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    25 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic, French
  • Country
    France, Tunisia
  • Director
    Nina Khada
  • Producer
    Les Films Rouges
  • Cinematographer
    Nina Khada
  • Editor
    Nina Khada
  • Sound Design
    Florent Fournier-Sicre
  • Music
    Samir Mohellebi