In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa's grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa's future. But can Nafisa choose for herself?
Don’t Get Too Comfortable is a heartfelt introspective letter to a deceased grandfather. The letter questions the continuous pattern of movement amongst Yemenis in diaspora.
The dust of war keeps the eyes sleepless. Night brings peace and sleep to all the people in the broken town. Only the eyes of the mother of the missing child stay resilient. Night has to trick her into sleeping to save her soul.
Al Tabbab is the story of a boy and his father, accompanied with their goat, on an old dhow sailing to a secret ritual site where they perform an ancient offering ritual in order to harvest pearls from a mysterious Sea Monster. On this journey, the boy sets sail determined to impress his father and make him proud. But searching for pearls is no easy task and with the odds against him, the boy struggles with his father’s demands and he can’t help but feel like he’s a big disappointment. But when the Sea Monster prefers the boys pet goat to the usual offerings, the boy must perform a gallant rescue in order to save his friend from certain death and to show his father that he’s ready to be his own man.
FATIMA (10) tiptoes through the family home one night, peering through a door to see her father BABA (38) tending to her dying GRANDMA (92). Baba asks Fatima to say one final goodbye, but she flees to her bedroom filled with sorrow and despair.
Sitting sadly by the window with her trusty cat, Fatima hears the traditional drumming of the approaching Ramadan announcer EMSAHAR
Based on a series of folktales and mythological creatures, Ya Hoota tells the story of a curious little girl who is determined to save the Moon from a lunar eclipse. According to her grandmother's tale, a lunar eclipse occurs because a whale eats the moon. As there will be no moonlight if the eclipse takes place, the little girl tries to save the moon from the whale.
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