Directed by Raouf Zaki
A withdrawn Arab man begins frequenting a Boston café. Eventually, the headwaiter grows increasingly suspicious about the true nature of his visits.
Since 9/11, director/producer Raouf Zaki has dedicated himself to creating films that bridge Western and Arabic cultures. He produced SANTA CLAUS IN BAGHDAD (2008), a short film based on Elsa Marston’s award-winning story about generosity.
88 minsA compilation of moody short narratives that demonstrate superbly crafted visual storytelling while engaging important socio-political realities of various parts of the Arab World and beyond. From a father who seeks to protect his only daughter from ISIS to an experimental rendering of Gaza's 2014 Shujaiya massacre: these films are captivating inasmuch as they touch upon pressing issues.