Waha Al Raheb | 2019 | 15m
Starring: Maxim Khalil, Waha Al Raheb, Najlaa Khamri
Set in the nightmares of an 11-year-old girl, Nour, living with her family in a Syrian refugee camp, this short drama tackles the issues of domestic, social and political violence practiced against women and children. Nour’s nightmares reflect the extent of her suffering due to the violence stocked up in her memory and the dispossession she and her family have been subject to. Her family yields to their neighbour’s demand to marry her off to their son, a man 25 years her senior. In light of these new circumstances, new nightmares about her wedding begin to wake her up at night and wakeful nightmares haunt her days; ultimately leading her to escape this reality.