Four short films all about kids, their world, and navigating big problems: And An Image Was Born by Firas Khoury, Madam El by Laila Abbas, Rupture by Yassmina Karajah, and Ayny - My Second Eye by Ahmad Saleh. Great for a family outing!
SHORT // And an Image Was Born
by Firas Khoury
DC Premiere | 9 min. | 2017
Palestinian two-year-old Razi loves to hear the story of The Monster. The story is an allegory of the Palestinian problem, but he is too young to comprehend the political association. He just wants to imagine and live through its details over and over again. The narrator has his own film in his head.
SHORT // Ayny - My Second Eye
by Ahmad Saleh
DC Premiere | 11 min. | 2017
A cruel war has taken two brothers' home. Their mother protects them under her arms and fosters the seed of their new life. Anxious her sons could come in danger if they leave the house. But the boys chase their dream to play a music instrument they've fallen in love with. A beautiful oud. They collect scrap metal to earn the money and must find out that their mother's fear was for a good reason. But as strong birds will always fly, the two boys become one to overcome their trauma.