Documentary competition

Skin

Skin   NORDIC PREMIERE Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates/ 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 85minutes Skin is a deeply personal film that explores the director’s memories of her two closest friends, Hussein and Soubhi, as they struggle to...

Kumar

Kumar NORDIC PREMIERE Qatar/ 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 24 minutes Kumar is a driver for a wealthy Qatari family in Doha. Kumar works hard to save money to buy a humble house for him and his family in India. The film portraits Kumars daily life,...

The Past will Return

The Past will Return   NORDIC PREMIERE Egypt / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 100 minutes Dina's father, Mohamed Hamza, was one of Egypt's most famous poets, writing more than 1200 poems during his lifetime, of which some became famous lyrics,...

The Maze

The Maze INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Saudi Arabia / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 33 minutes The Maze is a word for an umbilical cord which provides life to fishermen in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Fath El Eddin Shahar and his fishermen friends are faced with a...

Six and Zero

Six and Zero   INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Morocco/ 2015 / No dialogue / 53minutes The beating hear of Casablanca. Six and Zero is a poetic documentary portrait of Casablanca between 6 am and midnight, striving to identify and highlight the different aspects and...

Escapees to Ganges

Escapees to Ganges   WORLD PREMIERE Palestine, Norway / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 53 minutes In Vasani Kunj, a poor suburb of New Delhi, lives five Palestinian families that were forced to flee Iraq during the American war. Tahseen Muhaisen,...

Aisha

Aisha   SWEDISH PREMIERE Jordan, Lebanon / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 70 minutes In a tribal country where the family name and status are very significant, Aisha, a 27 years old psychology graduate was abandoned by her parents at the age of...

Abna Yaso

Abna Yaso   WORLD PREMIERE Sudan / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 74 minutes Sudan is a country with a rich history, that goes back to ancient times, as well as a versatile contemporary. Abna Yaso is a film documenting the contemporary life of...