Beit Byoot (بيت بيوت)
- Playing in: Ajyal Award Winners 2019 - Short Film Programme
Sat, Dec 7, 05:30 PM, Museum of Islamic Art - Auditorium (MIA-A)Regular screening Tickets sales closed
Set in a dystopian dollhouse, Jameela, a friendly little girl wants nothing more than to fit in with the other girls in the house. But as she doesn’t look like all of the carbon-copied girls that play there, she is cavalierly rejected by them. That’s when she meets odd Yasmine and ultimately, must choose between true friendship and being an outcast or fake friendships and fitting in.
About the Directors
Mayar Hamdan is a multimedia storyteller, filmmaker and visual artist. She graduated from Northwestern University. During her studies, Mayar was awarded two Studio20Q grants for ‘Asfoora’ (2015) and ‘Man Down’ (2015). ‘Asfoora’ has screened and found success at various film festivals, museums, schools and themed screenings. Hamdan is currently getting an MFA at CalArts, focusing on art, film and new technologies. Her independent work can be defined as the interdisciplinary exploration of Arab feminist themes, expressed under the canopy of an intense fascination by colour theory, such is reflected in her photography, digital art, films and installation pieces.
- Mayar Hamdan
- Mayar Hamdan
- Ghouna Jaber
- Maryam Al Sahli, Amit Chowdhury
- Associate Producer
- Dana Atrach, Mohammed Fakhro, Quay Chu
- Executive Producer
- Maryam Al Khulaifi
- Shadi Chaaban
- Falah Hannoun