Saudi Arabia I 2022 I Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 110 min
In the late ’90s, in the mountains of Saudi Arabia, in Alwadi village,
A disabled kid (Ali) goes on a road trip into the valley with his father (Nassir), who thinks that his disability is just a sickness, to meet a folk doctor and find treatment for Ali. Everyone thinks of Ali as just a sick boy, except his older Sister (Siham) who sees him as perfect as he is, and probably would stop him from going if she weren’t in the city finishing college hoping to be the last family’s refuge from poverty.
During the journey, Ali gets lost in the middle of nowhere and starts his own trip facing a series of events that made him realize that his disability can’t stop him from enjoying new things in life.
Screening: April 29, 22.00 Panora 1
CAST & CREDITS
Director: Khaled Fahd
Writer: Khaled Fahd
Cast: Hamad Farhan, Naif Khalaf, Aseel Omran
Dop: Carter Cage
Producer: Rakan Anneghaimshi, Majed Z. Samman
Khalid Fahd a Saudi writer and director, known for his short films, in which he participated in many local and international film festivals, for which he received awards for the scenario and filmmaking category.
His most prominent film The Little Bird, which won the Saudi Film Festival award, the Faten Hamama Festival award, the American Film Institute, award, and the Algerian Medgasin Festival.