On the program for day 6 of Ayam VI: one film the Arab Cinema Heritage / Yasmine Khlat Retrospective: Aziza by Abdellatif Ben Ammar, the first session of the Lebanese-Danish Exchange program films and an ARTE Evening, where The Hunter by Rafi Pitts and Fix Me by Raed Andoni will be screened.
- Aziza Old artisan Béchir moves with his son Ali and his orphan niece Aziza from an old Arab quarter in Tunis to a new housing development on the outskirts of the city. For him, the new area perturbs his routine and he finds himself unable to manage. Thus, Aziza must accompany him to ride into the city on a bus to do his errands alone. But the impact on Aziza is more positive as she copes with the new space to acquire gradually her independence.
screening at 5:45PM (part of Arab Cinema Heritage, part of Yasmine Khlat Retrospective)
- The Lebanese-Danish Exchange – Session 1
Notes on Love in Copenhagen (by Rania Rafei – 30’)
Trip to the Barbershop (by Selim Mourad – 22’)
Little Stones (by Tamara Stepanyan – 27’)
screening at 6pm
- The Hunter Ali has recently been released from prison and is now working as a night watchman in Tehran. This factory job means that he is now able to support his wife Sara and their daughter, Saba. One day, Ali returns home only to discover that Sara and Saba have disappeared. After long hours of waiting at the police station, he is informed that his wife was caught up in a shoot-out with demonstrators and was killed…
screening at 7.30PM
- Fix Me Raed Andoni has a tension headache—one that has lasted generations and isn’t going to end soon. That’s because Andoni is a Palestinian living in Ramallah, where the prospects for a stress-free life are elusive. Andoni tries to cure himself through therapy sessions, revealing internal terrains of displacement and alienation to his therapist while his daily encounters with friends and relatives impersonate the reality of thousands of Palestinians, displaced from their history and homeland.
screening at 10PM, in the presence of the director Raed Andoni
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