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Dearly held, yet complicated roots.

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When her father passes, Raya, a free-spirited expat, returns to Lebanon for the first time in a decade. To attend his burial, she must confront the family matriarch, Aunt Wafaa. As she challenges the rituals of grieving, Raya finds herself on the outskirts of a world she once called home.

Student Film: New York University, New York

In Arabic, with English subtitles.

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Film Contact:

Nay Tabbara


  • Year
  • Runtime
    12 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Narrative Short
  • Director
    Nay Tabbara
  • Screenwriter
    Nay Tabbara
  • Producer
    Ghiwa El Haiby, Maria Lavelle
  • Executive Producer
    Nay Tabbara
  • Cast
    Flavia Juska Bechara, Souraya Baghdadi, Joseph Rizkallah, Houssam Sabbah, Joseph Younes