Dear Dad by Hiyam Abousaid (2011, 10 min.). In this comedic short, a woman goes to her father’s grave to read him a letter and make peace, but meddlers at the cemetery challenge her efforts.
The Fig and the Olive (Al-Teen wa al-Zaitoun) by Georgina Asfour (2011, 19 min.). Sometimes reality is more incredulous than fantasy as Georgina Asfour shares an intimate conversation with her grandmother about her life and daily struggle to keep her house.
Private Sun (Uzla Taht al-Shams) by Rami Alayan (2011, 25 min.). A vitamin-D deficiency has made Mariam ill, so her doctor advises direct sun. But with nosy neighbors, an overbearing sister-in-law, and Israeli surveillance planes, private moments under the sun are precious and rare.
Restored Pictures by Mahasen Nasser-Eldin (2012, 22 min.). Restored Pictures takes us on an insightful historical journey through the life of the late Karima Abboud, the first female professional photographer in Palestine. Through letters and her photographs, we get a glimpse of a woman’s life and work in pre-Nakba Palestine.
Haneen by Ossama Bawardi (2011, 18 min.) In this allegorical and beautiful story, Haneen—the name itself meaning “nostalgia”—lives in solitude in a Palestinian city, and is estranged from her husband and son. Her daily life is consumed with nostalgia and longing, but one day she befriends Salem, a neighborhood boy who she catches stealing fruit from her garden, and soon her life takes a turn for the better.
Shorts Program: Stories About Women
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
- $9MFA members, seniors, and students
- $11Nonmembers Ticket Purchase Required
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