FILM – Alia (Fiction, 2015)

Dir. Raghed Charabaty Dir. Raghed Charabaty SYNOPSIS Haunted by the memory of civil war, an old Lebanese man revisits the last few moments of a fateful bus ride that leads up to the murder of his beloved. ‘Alia’ is a…

FILM - Alia (Fiction, 2015)

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Dir. Raghed Charabaty

Dir. Raghed Charabaty

SYNOPSIS
Haunted by the memory of civil war, an old Lebanese man revisits the last few moments of a fateful bus ride that leads up to the murder of his beloved.

‘Alia’ is a film that tries to remember Lebanon before the 1975 Civil War that was sparked by a massacre on board of a bus in Ain El Remmaneh, Beirut.

Awards & Accolades
+ Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Winner: Best Short Film, Prix des recontres pan-Canadiennes du cinéma étudiant, Montreal (2015)
+ TIFF: Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, Runner-Up: Best Canadian Student Film (2016)
+ Starfish Student Art Award, 2015
+ Permanent Art Collection, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery (2016)
+ Permanent Art Collection, NSCAD University (2015)

Cast
Armita Kordouni – Alia
Mahtab Roohafza – Rose
Naji Charabaty – Narrator

Festival Screenings
+ HIFF: Launch & Shorts Screening- HALIFAX, Canada – 15 May, 2018
+ A Night in Motion, Mise En Abyme- BEIRUT, Lebanon – 29 March, 2018
+ Short Waves Festival- POZNAN, Poland – 22 March, 2017
+ Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival – KATHMANDU, Nepal – 17-20 March, 2017
+ Lebanon International Short Film Festival – NABATIYEH, Lebanon – December 3-7, 2016
+ ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Münster|Berlin – MUNSTER, Germany – October 2016
+ Parkdale Film & Video Showcase – TORONTO, Canada – September 2016
+ TIFF: Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival – TORONTO, Canada – January 8-17, 2016
+ TIFF #SeeTheNorth Festival Circuit – Montreal/ Vancouver/ Calgary/ Winnipeg/ Halifax, Canada – January 10-May 10, 2016
+ Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (WINNER Best Student Short) – MONTREAL, Canada – October 15-17. 2015
+ Beirut International Film Festival – BEIRUT, Lebanon – October 8-16, 2015
+ Atlantic Film Festival – HALIFAX, Canada – September 17-24, 2015
+ interFILM Berlin Festival – BERLIN, Germany – November 15-21, 2015
+ Concordia Film Festival – MONTREAL, Canada – May 7, 2016
+ Victoria Film Festival – VICTORIA, Canada – February 5-14, 2016
+ Arab Film Festival – LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANSISCO, SAN DIEGO, USA – November 20-22, 2015
+ Qabila Film Festival – CAIRO, Egypt – October 8-10, 2015
+ Halifax Independent Filmmakers’ Festival – HALIFAX, Canada – June 10-13, 2015
+ Mayworks Festival – HALIFAX, Canada – May 10, 2016
Exhibitions + Galleries
+ “Disoriented”: Works From the Permanent Collection, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery – HALIFAX, Canada – June 11 – July 31, 2016
+ Creative Nova Scotia Arts Awards Gala – HALIFAX, Canada – November 7, 2015
+ Starfish Art Awards Gala – HALIFAX, Canada – May 20th, 2015

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