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Arab Film Festival 2015


82 mins

Shorts Program: Fathers

Grand Lake Theatre
October 22, 2015 6:00 pm

Shorts Program: Fathers

Harmony Gold
November 14, 2015 4:30 pm


AFF’s celebration of Arab Fathers, this shorts series highlights the relationship between Arab fathers and their children, the heart ache, the joy, the sacrifice, the desire to be understood and accepted by one another and ultimately the unwavering love that they give.

In This Program

  1. Scarecrow

    Mohammed Salman / Saudi Arabia / 2014 / 13 mins
    A boy's father leaves to go find work at sea when the crops on the family farm die. The boy and his grandfather call upon the angels to bless their farm and restore their life as it once was. Through his perspective, we explore a child’s experience of abandonment and loss.

  2. Light

    Yassmina Karajah / Canada, Jordan, Lebanon / 2014 / 13 mins
    Devastated by the death of his newborn son, a Lebanese man living in an adoptive country is challenged by his mother’s request that he perform religious pre-burial rituals in the confines of a Western hospital.

  3. The Sheikh of Mussafah

    Waleed Al Madani / Syria, United Arab Emirtes / 2015 / 10 mins
    A man explores his unstable relationship with a father who raised him amidst his mechanic shop and tow truck business. Struggling to make his own way in life, he must reconcile his complicated view of his father on the path to accepting himself.

  4. Our Father’s Sons

    Ulaa Salim / Denmark / 2015 / 8 mins
    A young man tells the story of being brought up in a country with a different culture from his father. While performing in a crowded theatre, he discovers that his father’s approval and recognition is all that matters.

  5. Made of Clay

    Fayssal Bin Sahli / United Arab Emirates / 2015 / 10 mins
    Ahmed is a passionate young stop-motion artist who is torn between pursuing his dreams and gaining his father’s acceptance. When Ahmed confronts this truth he uncovers his father’s past and learns something about his own future.

  6. Pere

    Lotfi Achour / France, Tunisia / 2014 / 18 mins
    Hedi is a taxi driver in Tunis. One evening he drives a pregnant young woman in labor to the hospital. Their brief encounter commences a series of random, tragic, and unexpected events, leading to a life-changing experience for both of them.

  7. Pickup

    Saleh Nass / Bahrain / 2015 / 10 mins
    A school girl shrinks from embarrassment when her father picks her up from school in his dusty old pick-up truck. Undeterred by her pre-teen angst, dad takes a detour in hopes of reconnecting with his little girl.

Dates & Times

Shorts Program: Fathers

Grand Lake Theatre
October 22, 2015 6:00 pm

Shorts Program: Fathers

Harmony Gold
November 14, 2015 4:30 pm