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Mayar Hamdan / Short Narrative / Jordan, Qatar / 2019 / 10 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Fantasy, Dark Comedy, Women, Coming of age, Social Issues, Youth, Identity, Children

Synopsis

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.

Credits

Director
Mayar Hamdan
Screenwriter
Mayar Hamdan
Producer
Ghouna Jaber
Executive Producer
Maryam Al Khulaifi

About the Director

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.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Mayar Hamdan

    Company: 
    Global Academy International
    Email: 
    mayarhamdan23@gmail.com

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