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Girl Made Of Dust

Spring Grants 2018 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION

Hiam Abbass / Feature Narrative / Palestine, Lebanon, France, Germany, Denmark, Qatar / 100 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Coming of age, Drama, War, Adaptation, Family


In a village of the Lebanese Chouf, ten-year-old Ruba lives in a dream world filled with witches and fantasies she shares with her friend Karim. However, her “joie de vivre” and little girl’s world is gradually being overwhelmed by her precarious family situation and the encroaching war. Naji, her elder brother, is keeping bad company and dangerously moving away from his family and towards the abyss. As for her dear uncle Wadih, his openly comfortable lifestyle in this decaying environment raises many concerns. Fortunately, Teta, her loving grandmother, looks after Ruba and desperately tries to protect what is left of her childhood. Despite this, Ruba slowly becomes acutely aware of the imminent danger of war, and in her own way, she helps her family through their times of adversity.


Hiam Abbass
Steve Hawes
Sabine Sidawi, Jean Christophe Barret

About the Director

Born in Nazareth, Hiam Abbass studied theatre. As an actor, she has mostly travelled with companies in Europe, moving to Paris to work with Théâtre du Soleil. During her film career, she has worked with Christophe Ruggia, Rachid Mashharawi, Cherien Dabis, Patrice Chéreau, Eran Riklis, Julian Schnabel, Hani Abu Asaad, and Ridley Scott. She has directed two shorts, and a feature film, 'Heritage' released in 2013, in which, she plays one of the leading roles.

Production Company Profile

Founded in 2007 and managed by Sabine Sidawi, Orjouane Productions specializes in the production of feature fiction and documentary films. The team is composed of three dynamic women, Jinane Dagher, Renata Rahme and Sabine Sidawi, who cover all aspects of production while working closely with different Lebanese and European filmmakers and technicians. Orjouane Productions engages in the search of Regional, European, and international funding for the projects it produces, as well as manages the execution of the film from preparation (casting, location hunting, set production, etc.) to shooting in Lebanon and the Middle East (Jordan, Syria, etc.). Since 2007, several films and documentaries have been produced and co-produced by Orjouane Productions.


  • Main Contact

    Sabine Sidawi

    Orjouane Productions
    +961 3499080

  • Production Company

    Orjouane Productions

    Orjouane Productions
    +961 3 499 080

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