Expired February 21, 2022 7:59 AM
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These shorts tackle the complexity of grief, loneliness, and all of life’s transitions with grace and a touch of humor.

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Fatima tiptoes through the family home one night, peering through a door to see her father Baba tending to her dying Grandma. Baba asks Fatima to say one final goodbye, but she flees to her bedroom, filled with sorrow and despair. Hoping to prevent the inevitable, Fatima calls on the magical powers of a local Ramadan drummer.

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  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    West Coast
  • Note
    with English subtitles. CW: “Emsahar” deals with a grandmother's passing, but the film ends on a hopeful and heartwarming note.
  • Director
    Hassan Al-Jahni