"Son of Sidra" Film Screening and Director Q&A

language: Arabic - English Subtitles

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22 September 2019
Time: 4:30 PM
Duration: 40 Mins




Suitable for 13+ years.

After being physically abused by his father for no reason, Thamer decides to punish his father by stealing his money without his knowledge. His sister Shima sympathizes with him which led her grandmother to convince her that the money was stolen by the son of sidra and tells her the ancient myth about a boy who was once buried under the sidra tree and takes revenge on the villagers by stealing their belongings.

Director Bio:
From the start, she was interested in art & culture as she went on to write a book that analyzes and discusses contemporary art. During her twenty years career, she has had many achievements, one being Editor-In-Chief for many culture and art magazines. Her recent short film, “Son of Sidra”, won the Jury Special Prize at the 5th edition of the Saudi Film Festival in 2019. She is also a script writer for cinema and TV as she won a number of awards in the field of screenwriting, such as the Achievement Award at the Dubai Film Festival in addition to a special mention from the jury of the Saudi Film Festival.