Entries by Sawsan Darwaza

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, […]

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 […]


Samah, 15 years old, lives in miserable conditions with her family in northwestern Tunisia. Victim of a dire financial situation, the teenager takes the first step in her life on an identical path to that of her mother and ancestors. Anis Absi| Tunisia| Documentary| 2018| 26 min

The Jaida

Four women meet in Dar Joued (a women’s prison) on the eve of Independence day. From different ages and social conditions, they are condemned to live together under the authority and injustice of their jailer: Jaida. They share memories of the outside world, and also the joy, emotions and torment of their daily lives in […]


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 […]