With intimate access to Tiba and her friends we join young Iraqi women and men who side by side are fighting for freedom and democracy and to overthrow the whole political establishment. 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.
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…
40 years after her arranged marriage as a child, Hawa is eager to finally begin an independent life and to be literate. However, with the return of the Taliban to power, her dreams and those of her daughter and grand-daughter are shattered.
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.
Kochava Levi, a 31-year-old housewife of Yemeni descent, was taken hostage during an attack on the Savoy hotel in Tel Aviv (March 1975). Over the course of one night, she transformed herself into a fearless heroine. However, by dawn, she was left with nothing but 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.
She Was Not Alone is a poetic meditation on the life of Fatima, a nomadic woman who lives alone in Iraq’s wetlands with her animals. As ecological collapse forces migration to the city, our collective fates become intertwined with hers: Will she stay or be dispossessed of everything she knows and loves?
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.