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Short Film Program: Absence/Presence

Abdessamad El Montassir, Western Sahara/Morocco 2021, 18 Min. Tamazight  with English subtitles, DCP

Will My Parents Come to See Me
Mo Harawe, Somalia, Germany/Austria 2022, 28 min. Somali with English Subtitles, DCP

Blind Spot
Lotfi Achour, Tunisia/France 2021, 32 min. Arabic with English Subtitles, DCP

Ahmed Abdelsalam, Egypt/UK 2021, 17 min. Arabic with English Subtitles, DCP

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.