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  • Asphalt

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    'Asphalt' delves into the lives of two truck drivers on the road, crossing borders, towns and c…

    Ali Hammoud / Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Beirut Hold'em

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    Fresh out of prison, Ziko is ready to start a new life. Determined to win back Carole, the love…

    Michel Kammoun / Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Black Country

    Spring Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    The tanbour is an object of cultural unity; unrestricted by religion or nationalism, this music…

    Mahmoud Omar / Egypt, Qatar / Short Documentary

  • Challat of Tunis

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    Tunis, 2003. A man on a mo-ped, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets. He’s on a mission: to…

    Kaouther Ben Hania / Tunisia, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Damascus My First Kiss

    Spring Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    When I got my first period, my mother kissed me and said with a smile: “Now you are a woman. Yo…

    Lina Alabed / Syria, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Daughters of Abdul-Rahman

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    After a lifetime of suppressing traditions in a tough neighbourhood in Amman, Zainab – 45, veil…

    Zaid Abu Hamdan / Jordan, United States of America, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Dona Césaria

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    Césaria Evora is an internationally renowned singer whose voice rings with the culture, ambienc…

    Dima Al-Joundi / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Even Donkeys Have Remorse

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    Inside a crumbling old house, Omar spends his days terrified of the outside, while Reem is pass…

    Shirin Abu Shaqra / Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Fair Light of Dawn

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    'The Fair Light of Dawn’ offers a kaleidoscopic view of the lives of several citizens in Beirut…

    Hisham Bizri / Lebanon, United States of America, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • February 19

    Spring Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    It is February 19. The train will depart with Anna and Alex. Years have passed; the day has com…

    Tamara Stepanyan / Armenia, Lebanon, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Fevers

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    Benjamin is a child in war against the world. He has known violence and social care homes. One…

    Hicham Ayouch / France, Morocco, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Fidaï

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    During the war in Algeria, El Hadi, the great uncle of filmmaker Damien Ounouri joined his sist…

    Damien Ounouri / Algeria, France, China, Germany, United Kingdom, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • A Gaza Weekend

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    Waleed runs an unlicensed DVD shop in Gaza. In a botched business deal, he loses a small fortun…

    Basil Khalil / Palestine, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Grandma

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    Sarah, a teenager, lives with Marta – her grandmother – and her younger sister in Byblos. The f…

    Merva Faddoul / Lebanon, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Haneen

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    Haneen, a woman in her mid-60s, lives alone in a Palestinian city, estranged from her husband a…

    Ossama Bawardi / Palestine, Jordan, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Housekeeping

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    Farida, a strong-willed Egyptian woman in her 50s, is a cleaning lady who works and lives in an…

    Mazen Khaled / Lebanon, Egypt, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Ladder to Damascus

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    Ghalia moves to Damascus to study acting and rents a room in a traditional courtyard house, whe…

    Mohamad Malas / Syria, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Lust

    Spring Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    Umm Shooq has run away from her wealthy family to marry the man she loves and has settled into…

    Khaled El Hagar / Egypt, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Mohammad Saved from the Waters

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    After six years of dialysis and because he refused to accept a transplant, my brother Mohammad…

    Safaa Fathy / Egypt, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Normal

    Spring Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    When the Arab Spring began in Tunisia and Egypt, Fouzi gathered a group of actors to show them…

    Merzak Allouache / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative