March 8th, A4 Al Serkal Avenue WOW Members only Series
THESE SCREENINGS ARE ONLY OPEN TO WOW MEMBERS
In and Above Her Heart
(India) Duration: 30 minutes.
Director: Akshay Joshi
Two women share their stories of their journey to overcome breast cancer.
(England) Duration: 6 minutes.
Director: Mahayer Abou Matouk
A documentry on MS and how it effects women.
(Emirati) Duration: 9 minutes
Director: Amena Al Nowais
Omnia is a young Egyptian woman still struggling with the physical and mental effects of a childhood event. In this short documentary, she revisits it.
Sounds of the Sea
(Emirati) Duration: 1h 30 minutes.
Director: Nujoom Al Ghanem
Humaid Alshehi, wishes to revive one of the traditional sea songs that hasn’t been performed properly in decades. He realizes that in order to have a successful performance, he must ask his teacher and one of the most famous sea singers in the whole country, to join them and be the lead singer. This film is a witness to the constraints of old age in the face of friendship and long-lost dreams.
(USA) Duration: 9 minutes.
Director: Nancy Sawyer Schraeder
Three women at lunch in an upscale restaurant proves more than a mid-day reunion of friends. While Talia, prodded by her hunger, wonders what she's missing. A spilled glass of water and a seemingly misplaced woman with a picnic basket leads Talia to a lighted doorway which offers her another view of life.
Only Five Minutes
(Iran) Duration: 5 minutes.
Director: Mohammad Mohammadian
A blind girl is walking in the streets and faces multiple obstacles.
(Iran) Duration: 6 minutes.
Director: Shohreh Reayati
A girl who has decided to flee her homeland and her past, embarks on a journey.
7 Years before
(Saudi Arabia) Duration: 9 minutes.
Director: Maged Mohamed
“7 years before” is a short film about the last hours before a husband is leaving his girl behind, for changing his home for an unknown future. The stories' perspective is from the female point of view.
(Iran) Duration: 15 minutes.
Director: Saba Ghasemi
A woman has to make a decision: That whoever kills a person-unless it is for murder or corruption on earth-it is as if he killed the whole of mankind; and whoever saves it, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind.
(USA) Duration: 4 minutes.
Director: Leah Thorn
‘Shhh! Shape up and push up. Put up and shut up. Shut up!’ ‘shhhh’ is a lyrical, physical expression of a poem by Leah Thorn about the systematic silencing of women.
(Turkey) Duration: 8 minutes.
Director: Nergiz Karadas
This film tells the story of the lives of women and the struggles they face through the sad story of Zeynep and Ece in Turkey.
(Greece) Duration: 30 minutes.
Director: Ron Dyens
The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore.
The Woman’s Perspective SHORTS
You Just Be My Mother
(Iran) Duration: 15 minutes.
Director: Roqiye Tavakoli
Sarah is a mother who lives with a man after separating from her husband but his son is against their relationship. Sarah is forced to choose between her son and her love.
(Egypt) Duration: 7 minutes.
Director: El Faisal Badr
A little girl goes begging in the streets for the first time.
(USA) Duration: 15 minutes.
Director: Mohammed Alsultan
Produced By: Ron Huffstutter
A refugee woman finds herself stranded in a foreign land estranged from her family and home. Relying on the kindness from a stranger she finds shelter on a small farm with an aging lonely man.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Q & A with Director