Al-Sit

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Synopsis

English

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?

Italiano

In un villaggio di coltivatori di cotone in Sudan, la quindicenne Nafisa ha una cotta per Babiker, ma i suoi genitori le hanno combinato il matrimonio con Nadir, un giovane uomo d'affari sudanese che vive all'estero. La nonna di Nafisa, Al-Sit, potente matriarca del villaggio, ha i suoi piani per il futuro di Nafisa. Potrà Nafisa decidere da sola?

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Suzannah Mirghani

Short Film | Fiction | Drama

20' 00''

Sudan | Qatar

2020

Arabic

English | Italian | French | Spanish

Mihad Murtada | Rabeha Mahmoud |

Mohammed Magdi | Haram Basher | Alsir Mahjoub

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Suzannah Mirghani | Eiman Mirghani

Doha Film Institute | Torino Film Lab |

Highlight Productions | On Set Team |

Sudan Film Factory | European Short Pitch

Zen Movie

Suzannah Mirghani

Khalid Awad

Abdelrahim Kattab | Suzannah Mirghani

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Sara Awad

Mohammed Elmur “Simba”

Bassam Lebbos

Falah Hannoun

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Selections & Awards

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CLERMONT-FERRAND INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (FRANCE)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

Winner of CANAL+ AWARD

TAMPERE INT. FILM FESTIVAL (FINLAND)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

Winner of GRAND PRIX AWARD

ASPEN SHORTSFEST (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

SEATTLE INT. FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

SAN FRANCISCO INT. FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

 

BUSAN INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (SOUTH KOREA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

Winner of the JURY AWARD

HUESCA INT. FILM FESTIVAL (SPAIN)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (JAPAN)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

SHORTS INT. FILM FESTIVAL - MAREMETRAGGIO (ITALY)

MALMO ARAB FILM FESTIVAL (SWEDEN)

Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION

 

THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (FRANCE)

Winner of the EXCELLENCE IN WOMEN'S FILMMAKING AWARD

AIYAL FILM FESTIVAL (QATAR)

ISMAILIA FILM FESTIVAL (EGYPT)

TORONTO ARAB FILM FESTIVAL (CANADA)

BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC FILMAFRICA (USA)

FCAT TARIFA-TANGIER AFRICAN FESTIVAL DE CINE AFRICANO (SPAIN)

 

Suzannah Mirghani

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Biography

English

Suzannah Mirghani is a writer, researcher, and independent filmmaker, highlighting stories from the Arab world. She is a media studies and museum studies graduate and publishes creative and scholarly work on a variety of social issues. Being of bicultural Sudanese and Russian backgrounds, she is most interested in stories that examine the complexity of identity. Suzannah is the writer, director, and producer of short films such as Hind’s Dream (2014), Caravan (2016), and Al-Sit (2020),  which is winner of several awards including the Canal+ Award at Clermont-Ferrand Int. Short Film Festival and the Oscar qualifying Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival.

Italiano

Suzannah Mirghani è una scrittrice, ricercatrice e regista indipendente, che mette in risalto storie del mondo arabo. Si laurea in studi sui media e studi museali e pubblica lavori creativi e accademici su diverse questioni sociali. Essendo di origini biculturali sudanesi e russe, è più interessata alle storie che esaminano la complessità dell'identità. Suzannah è autrice, regista e produttrice di cortometraggi come Hind's Dream (2014), Caravan (2016) e Al-Sit (2020), vincitore numerosi premi tra cui il Premio Canal+ al Clermont-Ferrand Int. Short Film Festival e il Grand Prix (qualificante per l'Oscar) al Tampere Film Festival.

Filmography

AL-SIT

(2020 | short film)

CARAVAN

(2016 | short film)

HIND'S DREAM

(2014 | short film)