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Beyond Banat

Shorts programme | 97′

In order to overcome their delicate realities, Hasna, Muna, Nayla, Layal and Rim will have to navigate both private spaces and public places. But can they dare to dream of more fulfilling days ahead?


Moon (2023)
Zineb Wakrim  | Short Documentary  | Morocco | 13′

Hasna and Samad, both 14 years old. Art and painting help them to resist and catch the light in the middle of the darkness.


Muna (2023)
Warda Mohamed | Short fiction | UK | 19’

A British-Somali teen navigates a confusing mourning period for a family member she never met.


Sea Salt (2023)
Leila Basma  | Short Fiction  | Czech Republic, Lebanon, Qatar | 19′

On this hot summer day, 17-year-old Nayla is faced with the same dilemma every Lebanese youngster is faced with today – to leave or to stay. ​Two men in her life have set ideas about it, but both might wake up to a surprise.


Nobody Wants the Night (2023)
Remi Itani  | Short Fiction  | Lebanon, Germany | 16′

In present day Beirut, pregnant Layal, accompanied by her best friend, drives through the night to a clandestine abortion clinic.


The Voice of Others (2023)
Fatima Kaci | Short Fiction  | France | 30′

Rim is a Tunisian interpreter working in France on asylum procedures. Every day, she translates the stories of exiled men and women, whose voices raise questions about her own history.


COUNTRY: Various countries


London – ICA

Weds 19 June 20:50

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