Fall Grants 2018 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION
In a Sudanese cotton-farming village, the old matriarch, Al-Sit, must be consulted for her blessing ahead of any family wedding. Nadir has come from abroad to marry Al-Sit’s teenage granddaughter Nuzha, and start a textile business in the village. Al-Sit doesn’t trust his motives and is annoyed that he has come alone, without his parents. She demands to know the names of Nadir’s ancestors, and one name, in particular, sparks Al-Sit’s anger. But does her traditional knowledge of the past hold any power in the modern world? The story is seen through the eyes of Nuzha, a shy, 15-year-old Sudanese village girl trying to make sense of her surroundings.
- Suzannah Mirghani
About the Director
Suzannah Mirghani is a Communication and Media Studies graduate and an independent filmmaker working on highlighting stories from the Arab region, with a particular focus on Sudan and Qatar. Being of multicultural backgrounds, both Sudanese and Russian, she is interested in stories that examine the interconnectedness of multiple ethnicities and identities, and is especially interested in exploring the wealth of multicultural encounters that occur in a traditionally cosmopolitan place like Qatar. Suzannah is the writer and director of several short films, including 'There Be Dragons' (2017), 'Caravan' (2016), 'Hind’s Dream' (2014) and 'Hamour' (2011).