The Voice of the Rainbow

A musician hears his wife’s paintings, bringing his melodies to life. A painter sees her husband’s music, creating work in captivating color.

Tameem Amer | Yemen | Documentary | 2018 | 12 min

Rupture

Rupture follows the journey of four Arab teens on their quest to find a public pool in their new city on a hot summer’s day. Introducing a cast of first time actors and war survivors who channel their personal experiences of loss and new beginnings through a fictional narrative.

Yassmina Karajah| Jordan, Canada| Fiction| 2017| 15 min

Fatimah

Having fled the war in Syria, Fatimah’s life in a refugee camp in Jordan is run by a patriarchal system. To maintain some peace in the tent city, she succumbs to obeying orders from males, avoiding confrontation. Fatimah talks bravely of the lack of privacy, and the constant judgement and shaming from the men around. Resilient, determined, and wise beyond her young years, she shares her lessons for survival.

In the presence of filmmaker, Omar Rammal

Omar Rammal| Jordan| Documentary| 2018| 10 min

Bump

Docu-drama of everyday Yemenis. As they talk about their daily lives, they reflect on what it is to be Yemeni, what matters, what they strive for, and how the ongoing war impacts their social relationships. How life changed, unity has been broken, they face obstacles and bumps, find their resilience, and make choices on the long road ahead.

Ala’a Hafed, Ali Al-Matri | Yemen | Documentary | 2018 | 10 min

I Am Ahlam

In a village in Yemen, Ahlam confronts the status quo of females as secondary citizens with no awareness of, nor right to, their rights. She is determined to pursue education as her weapon. As the only female with a university education, she commits herself to teaching, and despite the onslaught of war that disrupts schooling, her resourcefulness enables her to find backing to forge ahead with an education for all plan.

Shadi Al-Areeqi | Yemen | Documentary | 2018 | 12 min

The Day of the Virgin

Sarah, a French-speaker, lives in a city where the majority of the inhabitants are Spanish-speakers. Due to ethnic riots, the government has decided to divide the city into three zones and to limit them by a wall. Married to a Spanish-speaker, Sarah lives in Zone A and is thus separated from her brother who lives in zone C.

In the presence of the director, Louise Heem

Louise Heem| France| Fiction| 2016| 23 min

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

Abstract

The Alchemist