2016 / 1h 38m
Nada is going home. When she comes back to Lebanon, she realizes she’s a foreigner in her own country. But there’s still a place she calls home: an abandoned house in ruins, haunted by the presence of her grandfather who disappeared mysteriously during the civil war. Something happened in this house, something violent. But while searching for the truth Nada starts discovering herself.
2015 / 1h 43m
A young Palestinian school teacher gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.
2016 / 2h 3m
In one of Egypt’s shabby neighborhoods, a youth center decides to allocate one day on the swimming pool for women only. The ﬁlm follows the consequences of this decision on the social, psychological and emotional life of the women living in the neighborhood.
2016 / 1h 32m
Therese, the mayor's wife in a Lebanese village, joyfully prepares for an overnight visit of her daughter's suitor and his parents. She excitedly shares the happy news of the engagement with pictures of her beloved brother who was killed by a Syrian bomb 20 years ago and is still bizarrely present in every corner of her house. Only when the long-awaited guests are at her doorstep, she discovers they are Syrian; this engagement will only happen over Therese's dead body!
2017 / 1h 25m
Burning hope is at one the story of an unlikely friendship and the portrait of a fragile country haunted by so many ghosts. Between investigation and intimate story, the movie tells the crossed destinies of two young women and a teenager in a post-revolution Tunisia. swinging between hopes and disillusionment
2016 / 1h 20m
Laila, a young unemployed Moroccan computer specialist, is rising up against injustices, first in Morocco after the turbulence of the "Arab Spring" and then in Belgium, where she works as a seasonal worker in André's small family farm. Very quickly, Laila is disillusioned when she discovers the system.
2016 / 1h 25m
Zayane is seventy-five years old and has never gone outside the borders of the high-rise projects she lives in. One day she receives a letter concerning the death of a man she once knew in Algeria. While she is absent for a day, collecting a box the deceased man has left to her, her eleven children get together in her apartment and discover a side to their mother's life that none of them knew about until then.
2016 / 1h 45m
When Marijana’s dominant father falls seriously ill, she takes over his role as the head of the family, taking care of her irresponsible mother and mentally disabled older brother. The new power constellation allows her to explore her sexuality and her inner strength and gives her a taste of freedom.
2017 / 1h 25m
The movie is a romance scene in the context of a city trip in Tehran, where the main character of the film is trying to maintain a balance between the four personality dimensions of a woman (Mistress, Mother, Amazon, and Madonna archetypes). Like the very close encounter, this movie has a playfulness and narcissistic feelings besides thematic and temporal concerns.
2015 / 2h
Out of the Woods is a black comedy about a particular woman in a particular country. Stojanka (62) lives in a village. stood at a crossroads and took the wrong turning. Determined not to cry over spilled milk, she has survived and uses every opportunity she can to make clear decisions and follow them through in her own eccentric way. through all these events Stojanka realizes that identity is not set in stone: it is a living process and it is never too late to repair what can be repaired.
2017 / 1h 45m
A homage to motherhood, female resilience and the sometimes complicated relationships between mothers and sons. The life of Jan Meerman, a prominent author, is thrown into turmoil when his feisty 85-year-old mother suffers a stroke. His upcoming novel must be finished but he cannot find the words or the focus. His life priorities shift to care for his mother, revisit her life and their relationship.
2017 / 1h 10m
Little nothings, is a fiction that reads between solitude that vivifies and isolation that kills, a story of a female writer, living in Paris, who attempts to write a male character she dreams of falling in love with until that character jumps off the page and speak to her, she realizes the truth about herself.
2015 / 1h 49m
Lina is a Lebanese Student that just arrived to Paris to continue her studies in a French University in 1993, only to find that the Chaos that was home was no different than what she will witness in the French capital. But Paris will offer her the opportunity to find herself and acquire a new self confidence that she didn't know she had in herself.
2017 / 1h 31m
When fifteen-year-old Nour is forced to marry Maurice whom she despises, her carefree summer days morph into claustrophobic confinement and household chores. Nour mourns her lost childhood and scattered dreams.
2017 / 1h 23m
Hady follows his grandmother Henriette as she ages and crosses the centenarian milestone to reach 104 years. He witnesses the transformation of her memory, her emigration from Lebanon to Brazil and the stories of love, children and suspended time. 104 WRINKLES is a journey about ageing, memory and life.
2016 / 1h 10m
Samia Badih's film Rasheed documents the life of Badih's late uncle Rasheed Broum who was killed, at the age of 29, in an airstrike in the city of Sidon during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 – three years before she was born. More than 30 years after the tragedy, Samia goes on a quest to find out more about her uncle’s story of life and death, as it is told by the friends and family who survived him and knew him best, mainly his sister Rasha and his best friend Ghassan.
2013 / 1h 5m
Growing up in the occupied Palestinian territory is not easy: when you leave home for school, your mother cant be sure of when you will be back. Maybe that night, maybe a year later. A stroll with your friends may end up on a police interrogation station. Rami, Ibrahim, Mahmoud, the film is their story, but also that courageous Israelis and Palestinians working to cut abuses, stop conflict and heal its consequences.
2016 / 1h 20m
What does a woman need to be happy and fulfilled? After 20 years of living in Berlin, the director Olga Delane goes back to her roots in a small Siberian village, where she is confronted with traditional views of relationships, life and love.
2017 / 1h 23m
A group of young women from Ouagadougou study at a girl school to become auto mechanics. The classmates become their port of safety, joy and sisterhood, all while they are going through the life changing transition into becoming adults in a country boiling with political changes.
2016 / 1h
Winner of Best Documentary at Respect Human Rights Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Radiance of Résistance tells the story of Janna Ayyad 9 years old, and Ahed Tamimi 14 years old who have become global ambassadors for Palestinian human rights.
2017 / 1h 27m
After a massacre shakes the foundations of their poverty stricken mining community, Marikana, two grandmothers rise up out of their homes and lead their community in a historic fight against seemingly insurmountable odds for justice and dignity. In an intimate story where the personal becomes political through fighting on-the-ground to the corridors of power, how will these women take on Goliath enemies and make their voices heard?
2016 / 17m
" On the ropes" is a story that reflects the Lebanese society through a family whose members' life is suspended like everything else in the country.
2017 / 18m
Her father's funeral brings Lara back to Beirut from her modern life in NYC, forcing her to face the traditions she escaped and the untraditional fiancee she's been hiding.
2016 / 17m
Hanine, an aristocratic and narcissist woman in her early sixties is still living in the shadow of her youth with her old house, illusions, memories and mirrors. In her head and heart, Habib, the young Gardner, books his place. this love rests in the corners, leaving true emotions behind.
2016 / 15m
Margot, 60 y.o., lives in a remote country house and takes care of her autistic son, Marc-André. The sudden disappearance of the dog disrupts their quiet life on the frozen lake in Northern Quebec.
2017 / 10m
Life is like a rain, we can miss it or live it… Story of a little girl in her 20 years old sad, thinking always of her father until (by her fantasy), she meets a musician guy who takes her in the rain to a new life away from all her reality.
2017 / 21m
A girl and her mother run a hotel where they live ordinary lives until a stranger rents one of their rooms.
2017 / 15m
A Palestinian family residing in Lebanon has its world turned around when the eldest member of the family, Eitidal, has a very short time left to live. Eitidal suddenly has the strength to pack her bags when deciding she wants to die peacefully in her native country. Lana and her mother are left with no choice but to take Eitidal on a journey to an unknown land, her dreamland, Palestine.
2017 / 17m
Stuck in a dilemma: between letting it all go or continuing till the very end. Lila, a pessimistic writer, is going through an existential crisis. Trying to find a source of inspiration after completely isolating herself from the world, the twist of destiny leads her to an old metal box. How good would it be to dive into memories?
2017 / 29m
Helen has lived through the wars in the Middle East, and more precisely the Lebanese war. Armed with her experience in her radiant maturity and her solitary wandering, she embraces cities and men. Thus, during her journey, Helen weaves her poem, an ode to love. Does she meet the beautiful and mythical Helen of the Greeks?
2017 / 20m
The football World Cup kicks off today and the people of Beirut are eager for the big awaited event. While life moves on normally in such a day, the signal of the first match seems to be disrupted by strange audio waves. The frustration in the air builds up giving way to a bigger live event.
2016 / 7m
A satirical journey that takes us through the mind cells of Maria Sikias, a Lebanese woman who’s going through a casting session with a German casting director. With each emotion requested, her subconscious is revealed, where her acting skills & imagination take over; haunted by her reality and by the system that we live in as human beings.
2017 / 16m
Aberne lives in a small town in the Basque Country with her parents. Her true passion is pelota and she trains every day with a local team. Her mother is not very supportive but her dad loves the sport and supports her. Even though it is hard to play against man, thanks to his trainer and father she is able to make it to the tournament. Aberne gives her best at the court, but inevitably she loses. However, before she leaves she inspires a little girl who starts playing pelota after the game.
2016 / 26m
Ana (28) a literature teacher at the University of Languages, lives together with her boyfriend Beni (32) a succesful businesman. Ana has an affair with one of her students, Ergi(22) who likes motor racing and sea sports. Beni tries to get Ana back. At some point, Ana must make a choise.
2017 / 10m
If there’s one thing Jordan knows from delivering dried bouquets, it’s that while every relationship is different, they all share one thing in common; they end. When faced with an enlightening delivery message, Jordan must learn the value of the inevitable cycles of life, death, love, and loss in the process.
2017 / 18m
Determined to leave the family cocoon, Clemence is settling in the big city. Constrained by her shyness, she is struggling to build relationships with others. When her neighbor asks her for help, she finds herself spending time with an old Armenian woman. In this intimate relationship, she will learn to open to others, and by the same occasion, she will get in touch with her emotions and free herself more.
2017 / 20m
A mentally disabled Arab man is separated from his sister on a New York subway, leaving him alone for the first time in his life. From chaotic Union Square to a maze of look-alike tree-lined streets, the protagonist is tasked with braving an apathetic city as he attempts to find his way back home — all the while not knowing any English.
2017 / 11m
A young Emirati woman goes on trip with her pregnant Egyptian friend. After their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they seek help from the only nearby source – a mosque.
2017 / 6m
Clara is any girl who decides to go out to have fun with friends and girlfriends. Clara is every woman who lives with the burden of being " causing " because she wears what she want. Clara is our daughter, our sister, our friend, or can be anyone. It happens that this evening Clara is tired and wants to go home to sleep. Clara does not know that she will never be the same after that return.
2017 / 16m
In hopes of landing a role of a female astronaut in a French movie, one Lebanese woman arrives at a film set. However, the director does not see an Arab woman as a good fit. Nevertheless, she somehow manages to stay.
2017 / 8m
Her first time is an 8-minute short film about the relationship between a working mother and her 11-year old daughter. The film happens in a span of one evening when the daughter gets her first period while her mum, a doctor, is away at work. The narrative draws a parallel between hospital an home and is a common thread that strengthens their relationship despite the physical distance. The film paralelly also celebrates the girl child and coming of age!
2017 / 12m
In a world where teenage girls must live to the expectations of a cult-like society obsessed with doll-like perfection, one girl, Polly, doesn’t quite fit in and inadvertently awakens her ‘she’ (a doll).
2017 / 13m
Reflection is a story about a 12-year-old girl battling death. Her confrontation with her existence makes her realize and accept the nuances of love and life.
2017 / 13
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2016 / 60m
“Zyara” is an award winning documentary web-series of three to five minute videos, depicting intimate poeticized portraits of various individuals from around the world.
“Zyara” is an Arabic word that means “Visit” in English.
2017 / 5m
The story of a gardener in a Middle Eastern war zone, fighting the destruction around her with life-giving plants.
2016 / 3m
You know the nagging thoughts that start with "did I leave the coffee on?" and turn in to "am I pregnant with a devil-baby?” This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.
2017 / 6m
This animation gives an account of the injuries inflicted on a girl after she was followed and sexually harassed by combining oil painting and photography.
2017 / 20m
Poetics of Disembodiment: a day in life of a street artist with special needs. Anjoona supports her family by selling her primitive drawings alon the river Ganges beneath the heavy gazes of on-lookers.
2017 / 12m
Routine, uncertainties and forgotten stories are the daily bread of abandoned sages, awaiting the beginning of an ending. Sharing memories of elderly people with the intention of documenting their hope and life journey.
2017 / 15m
Zahra is a Palestinian woman from Syria who like thousands of refugees, has just arrived in Germany. But she has left behind her younger son. Osama lost 35 Kg during the war and one day he disappeared from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, the most emblematic place of the Syrian war, where he lived with his family. Zahra decides to write a letter to her son from Germany.
2017 / 21m
Story of some unsighted people who weave carpets by using Brail. Weaving carpets requires precision and sight and it is difficult even for the sighted people. The unsighted people think if there was a place where the sighted people did not bother them, they would have a better life.
2016 / 14m
Ezekiel is a fisherman who lives by the day. Asha is a young widow who works as a boat manager. Single mum Beatrice's dream is for her son Steve to go to school and escape poverty. Here on Rusinga Island, Kenya food and money are scarce. Many women are forced to have sex with the fishermen to get a share of their catch. But it's a gamble that can end badly.
2017 / 12m
The "House of mother" is a shelter for mothers who has nowhere else to go with their children. Rejected by their families and society - they find help in the "House of mother."
2017 / 12m
One in Five is a short documentary on the lack of women in the film industry.