Entries by Sawsan Darwaza

Lilacs

After living in Germany for 12 years, Hanna’s mother falls ill in Lebanon and Hanaa returns to see her. The mother’s last wish triggers her to look for her twin brother Firas who got kidnapped in the Lebanese civil war. Mira Shaib| Germany, Lebanon| Fiction| 2018| 24 min

Counting Tiles

Forty years ago, she fled with her parents from Lebanon to Greece. Now filmmaker Cynthia Choucair sees how history is repeating itself. The Greek island of Lesbos is being flooded with refugees. It’s an ideal spot for Clowns Without Borders, an organisation that welcomes refugees with humour and cheerfulness, as an antidote to fear and […]

The Borrowed Dress

Grandma Susu (80), her daughter Doaa (50), and her grandchild Saad (16) are forced to flee the Syrian civil war and live in diaspora, united by the desire to return home. Leen Alfaisal| UAE, Jordan, Lebanon| Documentary| 2017| 56 min

The Box

Have you heard the phrase, think outside the box? This is a story about such a box. The box is full of miserable creatures.  One of them doesn’t belong there. Dušan Kastelic| Slovenia| Animation| 2017| 12 min

ANHAR released an infographic film on children’s day co-produced with Karama HRFF.

ANHAR released an infographic film on children’s day co-produced with Karama HRFF. The infographic film included statistics and information on the Right to life, education, freedom of speech, rest & leisure, Values of tolerance, elimination of all forms of discrimination, protection from domestic violence, Recruitment of children in armed conflicts,   This film was produced […]

Sudan Independent Film Festival postponed due to current events

The Sudan Independent Film Festival announced the postponement of its sixth edition, which was due to take place between January 21 and 27, due to the political events taking place in the cities of Sudan. Organizers intend to hold the festival immediately once the situation changes in the capital Khartoum. The festival’s statement was as […]