With intimate access to Tiba and her friends we join young Iraqi women and men who side by side are fighting the regime and Iraqi Iranian militias. Tiba’s life is changing dramatically while she is taking part in the biggest youth movement in Iraq history.
Sahar is an 18-year-old girl, struggling whether to stay with her disabled father and take care of him as a respect to traditional values, or to go after her own dreams in the modern world.
In a small and poor city in northern Iran (Pol Sefid), all the inhabitants are possessed by a feverish dream – to find the ancient Sassanid treasure, that is believed to be buried in the ground. Everyone is watching after everyone in this surreal microcosm where anybody is a suspect and more the judges and police struggle, more this forbidden dream grows stronger.
Negin, an Iranian young woman, after her divorce, goes to Syria to find her real identity as a woman, by visiting female soldiers, who are fighting against ISIS and fighting for women’s rights. However, behind the armed soldiers, Negin does not find the women she expected…
Amidst rising oppression in Turkey, two women, a doctor and a sex worker join forces to confront death and seek healing after the tragic deaths of their loved ones. They transform pain into power by queering grief.
“In My Father’s House” tells the story of a Moroccan-Belgian family seen through my eyes, my camera as the oldest daughter trying to find answers on the trauma’s of my past. It’s an odyssey of a daughter marked by exile evoked through confession, pain, separation, grief, and joy.
Eyoub, was the main character in a film called A Time for Drunken Horses, he is portraying a young smuggler boy in the film. He envisioned a better life for himself then he became an actual smuggler as he grew up. A disabled painter and an award- winning boxer are smugglers as well on the Iran – Iraq borders, who experience life threatening struggles on an everyday basis
For generations, Ali Shaib was portrayed as hijacker and the villain behind the most infamous bank robbery in Lebanon’s history. For the young men and women demonstrating in the streets of Beirut today, this controversial political activist, leftist guerrilla fighter and poet, has been hailed as their modern-day Robin Hood. Mira, a young relative to Ali, takes us on an intimate journey as she faces her family’s past as well as the situation of her country to uncover the truth about her cousin, Ali, and the reasons why he still resonates with the young generation in Lebanon today.
For the past ten years, Basel, a young Palestinian activist, has been filming his community being destroyed by Israeli soldiers. During the darkest year of his life, he develops an unlikely relationship with a similarly aged Israeli journalist – who wants to join his struggle.
Survivors of the Christchurch mosque attack, Iraqi immigrants Adeeb along with his son, Ali, take us on their 24-year long, search to find a safe home for their family.
“God works in mysterious ways and so do women…”
For over fifty years a Syrian movement has been secretly growing into the largest Muslim women’s organization in the world. Through a generational lens, Q takes us deep into the mysterious, unspoken of world of the Qubaysiat, the regime-loving Sufis turned cult through my mother, my grandmother and I’s relationship to the group.
When Hawa was only 13 years old, her parents set her up into an arranged marriage with Musa who was 44. Now at the age of 83 Musa suffers from severe Alzheimer. Hawa, after almost 40 years is eager to finally begin the life that was stolen from her, Can my mother, Hawa start afresh to educate herself and live the experiences she never had in her childhood and youth?
While cheating on her husband, Palestinian guerillas stormed into the day-use Savoy hotel and took Kohava Levi hostage. To save her life and honor, she transformed herself through the night into a heroine. However, by dawn, she was left with only shame.
A daughter unravels the disappearance of her father, the democratic and peaceful opposition leader to Colonel Qaddafi, as she pieces together her mother’s 19-year search to find him. Inspired by her father’s legacy and her mother’s stories, she constructs a new understanding of the man she never knew.
Fatima is a nomadic woman live alone, with her beloved animals in the Iraqi marshes. But as the climate changes create harsh obstacles, Fatima may be forced to move to the city, and lose her most cherished possessions, her independence and her animals.
The Story of the Pink Helmet takes us on intimate journey of Zulfiye, the first female jokey in Turkey; it oscillates between past and present, unveiling damaging effects of uprooting and forced migration that her family suffered. It’s a story of pain and strength, the healing power of love and the serendipitous force of resilience.