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Characters putting tradition to the test. 


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In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa’s future. But can Nafisa choose for herself?


In Arabic, with English subtitles.


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Film Contact:

Suzannah Mirghani

suzannahmirghani@gmail.com

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    20 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic
  • Country
    Sudan, Qatar
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Narrative Short
  • Director
    Suzannah Mirghani
  • Screenwriter
    Suzannah MIrghani
  • Producer
    Suzannah Mirghani, Eiman Mirghani
  • Executive Producer
    Julietta Mirghani, Rodney Sharkey, Maysaa Almumin
  • Cast
    Mihad Murtada, Rabeha Mahmoud, Mohammed Magdi, Haram Basher, Alsir Mahjoub