Shorts Programme: The Stories We Tell
Join us on a tour of contemporary Arab cinema through a diverse selection of short films which explore this year’s festival theme, ‘The Stories We Tell’.
DON’T GET TOO COMFORTABLE
Yemen/Qatar/United Arab Emirates/United States/Netherlands
2021 | 9’ | Short Documentary
Arabic with English subtitles
Don’t Get Too Comfortable is a heartfelt introspective letter to the director’s grandfather. The letter questions the continuous pattern of movement amongst Yemenis in diaspora. The film fuses archival photographs, sourced footage, parallax animation and abstract videos to create an audio visual body of work that calls attention to the collective feeling of statelessness and sense of being felt by Yemeni (or non-Yemeni) migrants.
TRUMPETS IN THE SKY
2021 | 15’ | Short Fiction
Boushra, one of the potato-picking girls, returns from a long day of work in the field only to learn that today her childhood will come to an end.