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Futurisms shorts program; MENA Film Festival


Shorts Program

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Futurisms uses aesthetics of computer animation, technofeminism and Arab futurism to imagine futures beyond the damages of capitalism, patriarchy, racism and homophobia.

The Sky Oscillates Between Eternity and Its Immediate Consequences
Nadim Choufi, Lebanon/UAE, 18 min, English
Two protagonists narrate how the control, isolation, and exploitation of time including environmental life cycles, seasons, and organisms’ lifetimes form the blueprint to achieve “sustainable” futures

Sara Sadik, France, 16 min, French with English subtitles
Khtobtogone begins as a love story between protagonist Zine and the girl of his dreams, Bulma. But in introspective narration, Zine reflects more broadly on masculinity and coming of age in Marseille’s Maghrebi community.

Sara Bahramjahan, Iran, 35 min, Persian with English subtitles
Childless is a 35-minute documentary about women who have chosen to be childfree in today’s economically and socially unstable Iran, where couples are strongly encouraged to have children.

I’m not Racist, I Have a Black Friend
Sara Ben-Saud, Canada, 12 min, French with English subtitles
Young people of colour who grew up in predominantly white social circles reveal what it is like to embody the mythical figure of the black friend.

It Gets Darker
Firas Abou Fakher and Daniel Habib, Lebanon, 23 min, Arabic with English subtitles
It Gets Darker is a horror comedy that pays homage to the iconic horror classics of the nineties with a unique, contemporary approach to normalized violence and savior narratives.

Dania Bdeir, France/Lebanon, 16 min, English and French with English subtitles
A Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut volunteers to cover a shift on one of the most dangerous cranes, where he is able to find his freedom.



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Various with English subtitles

120 min

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