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Arasian
What does it take for a 14-year-old half-Emirati schoolboy to be socially accepted? Khalifa struggles to hide his half-Filipino identity from his Emirati schoolmates. He communicates with his Filipina mother through his younger sister and asks his mother to drop him at the back entrance to the school so no one will see her. At school he secretly befriends the Filipina cleaner. When the school bullies discover his secret, Khalifa is forced to make a choice - stand up for his Filipino heritage or succumb to peer pressure?
2017 / Arabic, English and Tagalog dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 10 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Muhr Emirati
Premiere: World Premiere
Rating: 12+
Contains: Adult References
Director: Ahmad Al Tunaiji
Producer: Yulia Piskuliyska
Scriptwriter: Ahmad Al Tunaiji
DOP: Joey Wang
Editor: Dila Uszut
Composer: Andrés Soto
Cast: Mohammed Al Hosani, Zainab Al Hosani, Felicia Lucap Koral, Abdullah Al Aydarous
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