SUNDANCE 2022 – WARSHA shares a story of a stoic and quiet man seeking to unleash his inner diva

The film will receive its World Premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and will then screen at Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Writer/ Director Dania Bdeir’s Warsha is set in Lebanon, where construction workers are often underpaid, undocumented and overlooked Syrian immigrants. The film stars Khansa, a multi-disciplinary artist redefining Masculinity in the Middle East.  Warsha follows Mohammad, a Syrian migrant working as … Continue reading SUNDANCE 2022 – WARSHA shares a story of a stoic and quiet man seeking to unleash his inner diva

Suzannah Mirghani’s AL-SIT challenges women’s empowerment

Many times we take for granted the freedom of choice we have living in a western society. Coming from a typically Pakistani background myself I can really relate with the  culture in this beautifully depicted film. Many women do not have the freedom to choose whom they marry, especially in small villages. Al-Sit follows the story of young Nafisa (Mihad Murtada) who lives in a village … Continue reading Suzannah Mirghani’s AL-SIT challenges women’s empowerment

Missy Male’s WERE TOO GOOD FOR THIS is challenging disability and stigma

When we see someone with a visible disability, we often find ourselves feeling pity for them, thinking they must need so much care and attention, how do they get by? Director Missy Malek’s We’re Too Good For This challenges this thinking in quite an unorthodox manner. This fantastic short explores the story of friends Anthony (Asa Hems), Julian (Jayden Reid), Scott (Keron Day), and Fatima … Continue reading Missy Male’s WERE TOO GOOD FOR THIS is challenging disability and stigma

Oscar Nominee Marianne Farley on her latest film FRIMAS “As a woman, I am particularly interested in protecting women’s rights”

We talk to the talented Oscar Nominated Director Marianne Farley about her timely film FRIMAS. The film shares the story of a women who feels forced to get a back street abortion, well in this case a lorry, in a country where abortion is banned. Sadly. this is something which 1000’s of women in Texas face today. This film is under Oscar consideration and we … Continue reading Oscar Nominee Marianne Farley on her latest film FRIMAS “As a woman, I am particularly interested in protecting women’s rights”

Erica Eng’s AMERICANIZED is a timely story of an American Chinese high -schooler seeking to belong

Socializing and sense of belonging is what every human looks for. Since childhood people interact with others and try to fit in a group with similar interests, visions, goals or ideas. However, when your background and the way you are raised clashes this can be quite challenging. People tend to become friends with people who are similar to them; therefore, when you have a mixed … Continue reading Erica Eng’s AMERICANIZED is a timely story of an American Chinese high -schooler seeking to belong