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Al-Sit

Fall Grants 2018
Current project status: COMPLETED

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Suzannah Mirghani / Short Narrative / Sudan, Qatar / 2020 / 20 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Family, Identity

Synopsis

In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa’s future. But can the young girl choose for herself? A compassionate story from Sudan about women—both powerless and powerful—exploring opposing ends of the social chain and how these roles might be changing in a modernizing world.

Credits

Director
Suzannah Mirghani
Screenwriter
Suzannah Mirghani
Producer
Suzannah Mirghani, Eiman Mirghani

About the Director

Suzannah Mirghani is a writer, researcher, and independent filmmaker, highlighting stories from the Arab world. She is a media studies and museum studies graduate, and the author or editor of several academic books and articles. Being of multicultural Sudanese and Russian backgrounds, Suzannah is interested in stories that examine the complexity of identity. She is the writer, director, and producer of 'Al-Sit' (2020), a story about an arranged marriage in a cotton-farming village in Sudan. Her previous short films include 'Caravan' (2016) and 'Hind's Dream' (2014).

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Eiman Mirghani

    Company: 
    Independent Filmmaker
    Email: 
    em.mirghani@gmail.com

  • Main Contact

    Suzannah Mirghani

    Phone: 
    +974 5503 6013
    Email: 
    suzannah.mirghani@gmail.com

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