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Arab Short Film Competition

Ahd / Short Narrative / Saudi Arabia / 2012 / 37 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Women Interest
World Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

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Synopsis

Areej, a pregnant, young Saudi widow, will endure anything to protect her unborn child. A bold story about going against social customs, and trying to establish a friendship between men and women in a community that insists on gender segregation.

About the Directors

Ahd, Saudi actress and filmmaker, studied film direction and acting in New York City. 'The Shoemaker', her directorial debut won multiple awards from festivals worldwide. She won the Golden Gate Award for Best Actress in San Francisco for her role in 'Razn'. Ahd was recently a jury member for the Emirates film competition in Abu Dhabi.

Credits

Director
Ahd
Producer
Jérôme Bleitrach, Silvio Saade
Editor
Léa Masson
Co-Producer
Faiza Ambah
Cinematographer
Tristan Tortuyaux
Cast
Ahd, Mohammed Baker, Mohammed Osman

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