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Unspoken or إحكِ is about Palestinian spoken word poet Farah Chamma who, at the age of 17, became an online sensation after her poems went viral. Today, Farah finds her poetry at odds with the world she lives in. The film shows her conflict as she struggles with self-censorship and keeping her poetry authentic and real.

About the filmmaker:

Samia Badih is a documentary filmmaker from Lebanon. She majored in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Maryland in 2008, after receiving her BA in English and Language. Samia's first feature-length documentary Rasheed tells the story of her uncle who died in 1982, three years before she was born. In the film, Samia goes on a journey to find the story of her uncle whose death has affected her family. Unspoken is Samia's first short documentary film. The film has been selected at 25 international film festivals and has won two awards including Best Sound in a Documentary at Southampton International Film Festival (UK) and Best Documentary Short Film at Bahia Independent Film Festival 2018 (Brazil). 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic, English
  • Country
    United Arab Emirates, Palestine, State of, Lebanon
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  • Subtitle Language
  • Director
    Samia Badih
  • Screenwriter
    Samia Badih
  • Producer
    Samia Badih
  • Executive Producer
    Alicia Gonzalez Moreno
  • Cinematographer
    Elias Trad
  • Editor
    Anne de Mo, Tony Ruthnam
  • Sound Design
    Shaun Froes, John Kochanczyk