Toronto Arab Film

Speculative Fiction Programme - Available Globally (Virtual Screening)

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A curated short films programme accompanying our panel on speculative fiction in Arab films. This programme is available for international viewing.

More information on the panel can be found here.

In a parallel and imagined world, a revolution has triumphed. A revolution based and fuelled by hatred and ignorance, in all countries of Asia, the time of Asyatopia. The dystopian short film is inspired by the writings of George Orwell and the poems of Nizar Qabbani. The events of the film take place in a country in Asia after the victory of a black revolution - in it, thinking and feeling was forbidden, war ragged on, permanent revolutionary censorship, manipulation of the masses ... and lies. The life of the film's protagonist is turned upside down ... after he receives a paper written on it one word ... a word that can cause him to disappear from the face of the world.

** The author of this film has requested that it be presented without an English translation.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    41 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Syrian Arab Republic
  • Director
    Ayham Jabr
  • Screenwriter
    Ayham Jabr
  • Producer
    Dana Jabr, Bassel Lutfi, Ayham Jabr
  • Music
    Anas Al Nabelsi, Hadi Akil