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Six-year-old Leila wakes up one day to find her mother gone, with only her father to take care of her. After months of trying, the small family finally settles into an emotional equilibrium, only to have the mother suddenly return.
When Farid, a 60-year-old man living abroad, visits his wife, he learns that his beloved dog has died. Tensions arise and Farid confesses he is returning home for good.
When a viral epidemic consumes Israel, Gaza becomes the safest place in the region.
A Bedouin girl dreams of exploring the desert – until she discovers it is not what she had imagined it to be.
Noura struggles to raise her three children alone while her husband is in jail – until she meets Lassaad. Their plans to be together, however, are jeopardised by the impending release of her husband, and the two decide to flee.
After years in captivity, a thief returns to retrieve the money he stole and discovers a mausoleum unexpectedly built on the site where he stashed the money.
After Amirah’s vengeful half-sister Assyah steals her private journal, secrets come out, and these began to jeopardize her freedom of pursuing an education. Amirah’s relationship with her neglectful father is re-enacted once he begins to see the strength in her.
By following a family across the Balkan route, a Palestinian director plunges into the horror of exile in a desperate need to recover his lost memories.
‘Naz’ is a feature-length documentary that explores the historical and cultural formations of the British Yemeni boxer Prince Naseem Hamed. It is a film that not only celebrates a forgotten era, but also sheds light on where we are now.
‘Suspended Wives’ follows three women who were abandoned by their husbands, and their lengthy battle to obtain divorces.
In Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, a new life is awarded to Olympic champion, pilot, Hollywood actor, war hero, and all-around professional hell-raiser Farid Semeka.
When 11-year-old Wissam decides to tell a classmate that he loves her, his will is challenged, his courage falters and an impending war threatens to separate them permanently.
An offbeat Sudanese love story set in a time of civil war.
Casablanca. At 22, Sofia is the only daughter in a rather traditional family. While having dinner with her family, she discovers she is about to give birth.
Filmed over an eight-year period, ‘Batata’ documents the life of a charismatic Syrian migrant worker Maria. An intimate story of love, friendship and perseverance set to the back-drop of an age-old conflict between Syria and Lebanon.
The story of three Syrian women, each living in a different time and place, separated by the very things that unite them – fear and trauma.
A documentary film that portrays the changes in Marwa’s life, as she goes from childhood to adolescence within the walls of the Al Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, reflecting its effect on her reality and future.
‘Underdown’ is the pulsating journey of three unbreakable characters struggling to live below the poverty line in the chaos of Beirut.
In an isolated community, Sofía, Clara, and Lucas prepare for New Year’s Eve. They may live far from the dangers of the city, but not from those of nature.
During the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999, Vlada is driving a truck. He does not know what the load is, but his cargo slowly becomes his burden.
A father is confronted by his own reality and has to question himself and his choices.
A 60-year-old watchman of buildings under construction has a second chance in life to become a father.
Jani has left his family to serve in the Ukrainian Army for nine months. His mother wants her son back. Jani just wants independence.
Two young rebels leave behind their London lives for dreams of the Middle East, but when reality sets in they realize they have taken on more than they bargained for.
A young mother dies and is brought back to life in a robotic body – and must confront her new reality, in which her six-year-old son is afraid of her.
In a world where people wear transparent boxes on their heads to reveal their identities, 14-year-old Leila goes rogue and divides the materials in her box to become more like the Pharaoh Hatshepsut.
In a Sudanese farming village, old Al Sit must be consulted for her blessings ahead of any wedding. But in a modernising world, does the matriarch’s word hold any power?
‘Pastimes’ interrogates the repetition of traditional scenery in painting practice in Doha, and the factors that sustain as well as complicate it.
A young girl rebels against her family’s traditions in front of a professional photographer’s lens.
Samaa and her son Sari drive out in the dead of night to bury Naghnoush, their pet parrot. Ultimately, they realise the only way to set him free is to set him on fire.
A domestic falcon who lives a life of prestige at his falconer’s house in Doha faces the threat of losing his secure lifestyle forever.
An adventurous young girl goes crab-hunting with her father and brother. Discouraged when her father undervalues her accomplishments compared to her brother’s, she sets out to win her father’s approval.
Upon hearing a myth about falling stars, a young girl’s curiosity is sparked. When night falls on Al Wakrah village, she sets out in her father’s boat to chase the fabled comets.
When switching gender roles becomes necessary for survival, three women become the breadwinners for their families.