The films which will be screened are distributed by MAD Solutions in the Middle East.
Four short films by Arab filmmaker will take part in the Tales of the Silk Road programme, presented by Shorts on Tap in London.
The screenings will be held at Rich Mix cinema in London on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:00 pm (London time).
The films include Give Up the Ghost by Zain Duraie, Rupture by Yassmina Karajah, Five Boys and A Wheel by Said Zagha, and Ayny by Ahmed Saleh.
Tales of the Silk Road is a new cross-art series of events presented by the Bagri Foundation and Shorts on Tap (London) in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Presented across multiple venues in London, Tokyo and Berlin, the screenings include several short and documentary films from the Middle East.
Give Up the Ghost by Zain Duraie follows Salam whose dreams of becoming a mother shatters when she finds out that she is unable to have children with her husband.
Based on true events, Ayny by Ahmad Saleh follows two young boys who run away from their mother’s protection and slack line on the danger of war to play music with the instrument they always dreamt to own.
Rupture by Yassmina Karajah follows the journey of four Arab teens on their quest to find the local public pool in their new Canadian city.
Based on American author Raymond Carver’s short story ‘Bicycles, Muscles, Cigarettes’, Five Boys and A Wheel by Said Zagha is set in Jordan where a young father has to help his son out of a petty conflict with the neighbours.