Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2013

All Films

Yearning (Tawq)

Arab Feature Competition

Lina Alabed / Feature Documentary / Syria, Lebanon, Qatar / 2011 / 50 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Women, Social Issues, Intimate Doc
World Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

Screenings

  • Wed, Oct 26, 10:30 PM, ()
    Tickets sales closed
  • Thu, Oct 27, 07:30 PM, ()
    Tickets sales closed
  • Sat, Oct 29, 04:00 PM, ()
    Tickets sales closed
    Ladies Only

Synopsis

“Yearning” is a documentary about the role and margin of freedom women have in a male-dominated society, and how that reflects on their femininity and relationship with themselves. Bringing together Damascene women from differing social and religious backgrounds, each woman shares secrets and recalls incidents connected to her awakening consciousness and the limitation of her existence and desires.

About the Directors

Palestinian filmmaker and Damascus University journalism graduate, Lina Alabed specialises in investigative documentaries focusing on conditions for women in the Middle East. In 2009, she worked with several Danish directors on a documentary about Palestinian refugees between Europe and the Middle East. Her second documentary, “Noor Alhuda” won the DOX BOX jury award for Best Syrian Film in 2010.

Credits

Director
Lina Alabed
Screenwriter
Lina Alabed
Producer
Lina Alabed
Editor
Rami Nihawi
Music
Wael Alkak
Cinematographer
Joud Gorani
Distributor
Sak A Do Production
Cast
Asmaa Kiftaro, Lina Chachati

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