Short Film Fiction
Country: Sudan, Qatar
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Runtime: 20 mins.
In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa's future. But can Nafisa choose for herself?
Suzannah Mirghani is a writer, researcher, and independent filmmaker. She is a media studies and museum studies graduate and publishes creative and scholarly work on a variety of cultural issues. Mixed race sudanese and russian, she is most interested in stories that examine the complexity of identity. Suzannah is the writer, director, and producer of Al-Sit (2020), which won 15 international awards, including the Grand Prix at the 2021 Tampere Film Festival and the Canal+ Award at the 2021 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Cast Mihad Murtada, Rabiha Mohammed Mahmoud, Mohammed Magdi, Haram Bashir, Alsir Mahjoub.
Cinematography: Khalid Awad.
Production: Suzannah Mirghani, Eiman Mirghani.
Screenplay: Suzannah Mirghani.
Editing: Abdelrahim Kattab, Suzannah Mirghani.
Music: Fatma Farid.
Sound: Falah Hannoun, Bassam Lebbos.
Art Direction: Sara Awad.