ALFILM SHORTS: Absence/Presence
The short film program Absence / Presence brings together the aesthetically striking Galb’Echaouf by Abdessamad El Montassir from the Western Sahara, the outstanding and award-winning Will My Parents Come to See Me by Mo Harawe from Somalia, the formally innovative Blind Spot by Lotfi Achour from Tunisia and the thrilling CAI-BER by Ahmed Abdelsalam from Egypt. These films highlight the fine line between past and present, reality and imagination, history and memory.
Documentary, director: Abdessamad El Montassir, Western Sahara/Morocco, 2021, 18 min., Tamazight. with En. ST
Will My Parents Come to See Me
Fiction, director: Mo Harawe, Somalia/Germany/Austria, 2022, 28 min., Somali with En. ST
Animation, director: Lotfi Achour, Tunisia/France, 2021, 13 min., Arab. with En. ST
Fiction, director: Ahmed Abdelsalam, Egypt/United Kingdom, 2021, 17 min., Arab. with En. ST