Sudan I 2022 I Tigrinya, Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 30 min
Annually millions of people leave their homes searching for a new life – 24-year old Eritrean Almaz is one of them. Eyes are set on the West she must first get smuggled out of neighboring Sudan. A key stop on one of the most well-used migration paths in Africa, thousands cross Sudan each year. No official status or money, Almaz battles isolation and discrimination while finding support and acceptance in unexpected ways.
Screening: May 2, 21:30 Panora 2
CAST & CREDITS
Director: Mia Bittar
Writer: Mia Bittar, Nadine el Roubi
Cast: Sara Ybark, Daniel Markos Tsegay, Reham Aboubida, Awadiya Macki
Dop: Khalid Awad
Producer: Ahmed Abdel Mohsen
Mia Bittar is a Lebanese/ Sudanese independent filmmaker with a passion for producing stories in Sudan that can resonate globally, with a strong focus on women’s voices- both on and off-screen. Her previous short fiction IMAN screened at international festivals including Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Middle East Now, CinemAfrica and L’Institut du Monde Arabe.
Mia is a Realness Institute and Creative Producer Indaba alumni.
She currently lives between Khartoum and Athens.