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  • THE BEEKEEPER
    DER IMKER
    (THE BEEKEEPER)
    Programme Arabian Nights
    Genre Biography, Drama, Family and Docudrama
    Directed by Mano Khalil _____ Mano Khalil (born Syria) studied fiction film direction in the former Czechoslovakia, where he worked for the television networks. In 1996, he moved to Switzerland where he worked as a film director and producer and in 2012, he founded his own production company, Frame Film.

    The touching story of a beekeeper who lost everything in the Turk-Kurd war – his wife, children, country and over 500 bee colonies, which were his liv...

  • HABI, THE FOREIGNER
    HABI, LA EXTRANJERA
    (HABI, THE FOREIGNER)
    Programme Arabian Nights
    Genre Drama
    Directed by María Florencia Álvarez _____ María Florencia Álvarez (born 1977, Argentina) is the director behind award-winning films UPON THE EARTH (2003/short), BLACK DOG (2005, Honorable Mention at the B.A.F.I.C.I.) and GIRL (2010, Best Short Film and Best Actress at the Belo Horizonte festival). HABI, THE FOREIGNER is her first feature-length film.

    Analía, 20, is from a small town in Argentina and travels to Buenos Aires to sell crafts. There, she accidentally attends a Muslim funeral. Fascinated...

  • DURBAN POISON
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Feature
    Genre Crime, Film Noir and Romance
    Directed by Andrew Worsdale _____ Andrew Worsdale is the director of SHOT DOWN (1987), a landmark film in South African cinema. He is an actor, writer and journalist and has written for publications including (((Mail & Guardian, (((Screen International, (((Cahiers du Cinema, (((Africa Film & TV and (((City Press.

    Twenty seven years after SHOT DOWN (1987), South Africa’s definitive cult film of the 1980s, acclaimed writer and director Andrew Worsdale returns to ...

  • THE LUNCHBOX
    DABBA
    (THE LUNCHBOX)
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Feature
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Ritesh Batra _____ THE LUNCHBOX is Ritesh Batra’s debut feature. Shot on location in Mumbai, it had its world premiere at the Critics Week at Cannes 2013. Batra’s recent Arabic-language short CAFÉ REGULAR, CAIRO, screened at over 40 international film festivals and won 12 awards including the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at Oberhausen, and Special Jury Mentions at Tribeca and Chicago. He is currently working on his next film PHOTOGRAPH and a collection of short stories. <br />

    Ila, a housewife, tries to add some spice to her marriage – this time through her cooking. However, the special lunchbox she packs for her husband is ...

  • TRAITORS
    Programme Arabian Nights
    Genre Drama and Music
    Directed by Sean Gullette _____ Sean Gullette is a writer, actor, and film-maker, who lives in New York City and Tangier, Morocco. He has co-written and played the lead role in the award-winning PI (1998) and has acted in films including HAPPY ACCIDENTS and REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. His extensive screenwriting work includes MONOPOLIS. Gullette is also the co-founder of the 212 Society, a non-profit which supports cultural and educational projects in Morocco.

    Malika, the leader of an all-female punk rock band Traitors, has a strong vision of the world, her hometown of Tangier and her place in it. When she n...

  • UNDERGROUND ON THE SURFACE
    ELE BEHEB RABENA ERFAA EDOH LEFOOK
    (UNDERGROUND ON THE SURFACE)
    Programme Muhr Arab Documentary
    Genre
    Directed by Salma El Tarzi _____ Salma El Tarzi (born 1978) studied cartoon animation, but discovered her passion for documentaries in 2004, when she made her first short documentary DO YOU KNOW WHY?, which won a prize at the Rotterdam Arabic Film Festival. In 2008, she made her first commissioned documentary for Al Jazeera TV.

    Oka, Ortega, and Wezza are three festival stars. However, success as they perceive it, evades them, as they fail to meet the approval of the upper cru...

  • WAR CANISTER
    KHAZAN HARB
    (WAR CANISTER)
    Programme Iraqi Legacy: Children of Future
    Genre Drama, Family and Social
    Directed by Yahya Al-Allaq _____ Yahya Al-Allaq (born Iraq) has worked as first assistant director on feature films directed by Mohamed Al Daradji. Al-Allaq has directed MY NAME IS MOHAMMED (2008) and COLA (2011, Winner of Official Gulf Competition at GFF 2011).

    A deaf boy from Baghdad can only dream of having a normal childhood. He is forced to steal oil canisters to support his family. On an eventful bus rid...

  • CHOLO
    Programme Gulf Voices
    Genre Family
    Directed by Muzna Almusafer _____ Muzna Almusafer (born 1987, Oman) discovered her passion for films while watching classical Indian films with her grandfather. Her first film, NIQAB, won the Student Short Competition at the Gulf Film Festival in 2010.

    The dark-skinned 11-year-old Cholo meets his fair-skinned brother Abdullah for the first time, when their father Said arrives in Muscat from Zanzibar....

  • THE MICE ROOM
    ODET EL FERAN
    (THE MICE ROOM)
    Programme Muhr Arab Feature
    Genre Drama and Fiction
    Directed by Nermeen Salem _____ Nermeen Salem was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study at the University of St. Thomas. Her love for film-making led her to participate in several theatrical projects and workshops. She has worked as crew on Ibrahim El-Batout's feature film HAWI (2010) and is a co-founder and producer of Rufy’s: an initiative that supports emerging and independent film-makers in Alexandria., Mohamed Zedan _____ Mohamed Zedan is a freelance videographer and editor. He has worked on Ahmed Abdullah’s MICROPHONE and Ibrahim El Batout’s HAWI (2010). Zedan is the co-founder and producer of Rufy’s. He is currently working on his first feature documentary, I HAVE A PICTURE., Mohamad El-Hadidi _____ Mohamad El-Hadidi is a freelance photographer, videographer and film-maker. His short film ALBAN WADY EL-NEEL won the 2013 Best Short Film Award in the 9th Rencontres de l'image Film Festival in Cairo. El-Hadidi has worked as crew on Ibrahim El Batout's HAWI (2010) and is a co-founder and producer of Rufy’s. , Mayye Zayed _____ Mayye Zayed is an independent film-maker and a video artist, who also works as a freelance editor, videographer and DoP. She has worked as crew on Ibrahim El Batout's HAWI (2010) and as DoP on the Kenyan film VEVE (2013). She is a co-founder and producer of Rufy’s. , Hend Bakr _____ Hend Bakr is a freelance film-maker, poet and a short story writer, who has published her work in several newspapers and periodicals. Bakr has also worked as a curator and a coordinator at ACML Egypt's cultural office. She has worked as crew on Ibrahim El Batout's HAWI (2010). She is a co-founder and producer of Rufy’s. , Ahmed Magdy Morsy _____ Ahmed Magdy Morsy is a freelance film-maker, who has worked as crew on Ibrahim El-Batout's feature film HAWI (2010) and has worked as an editor on many shorts and documentaries. Morsy graduated in law from Alexandria University in 2010. He has attended several film-making workshops. He is a co-founder and producer of Rufy’s.

    Six different characters in Alexandria struggle with their fears. Amr visits his father on his death bed, trying to catch up on lost time. Moussa spen...

  • NESMA'S BIRDS
    TOYOUR NASMA
    (NESMA'S BIRDS)
    Programme Iraqi Legacy: Children of Future
    Genre Drama, Family and Social
    Directed by Najwan Ali _____ Najwan Ali (born 1989, Iraq) has worked as part of Iraqi 35mm short film workshops. She previously directed CRITICAL DAYS and BOOK OF LOVE. <br /> , Meedo Ali _____ Medoo Ali (born 1991) has worked on several films with Iraqi director Mohamed Al-Daradji. He has also directed XXX, screening as part of this section.

    Nesma is an awkward 11-year-old, who has been at odds with the world around her since her mother forced her to get rid of her father’s pigeons, which ...

  • THIS IS MY NIGHT
    HATHIHEY LAYLATI
    (THIS IS MY NIGHT)
    Programme Gulf Voices
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Alaa Shaker _____ Alaa Shaker is an Iraqi actress, who graduated from the Baghdad Fine Arts Institute. She has won several awards for her work in film, theatre and TV. THIS IS MY NIGHT is her debut as a director and writer.<br />

    Dreams are destroyed during a war. Young Laila stands up against society and Essam, who is driven by lust and false beliefs. THIS IS MY NIGHT is the t...

  • IN CONVERSATION WITH PRIYANKA & RANVEER OF GUNDAY
    Programme In Conversation with
    Genre Biography
    Directed by Not Available / غير موجود _____

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