Films
Dead End
Ahmed Aboub | 2012
Libya, United Kingdom | 9 min | 12+ years | Arabic with English subtitles | Subtitles

Libya’s political chaos makes its territory a land of opportunity for human smugglers. Thousands of illegal migrants end up forgotten, in one of the 19 detention centres.

Films
Facing the Dragon
Close Up Sisters Truth To Power
Sedika Mojadidi | 2018
Afghanistan, Australia, Germany... | 80 min | 15+ years | Afghan Persian with English subtitles | Subtitles

Screening as part of TOAFF19

As American forces and aid leave Afghanistan, Afghan-American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi crafts an intimate portrait of two awe-inspiring women: Nilofar, a member of parliament, and Shakila, a television journalist.

Films
Gods of Molenbeek
All Equal? Close Up Youth Programme
Reetta Huhtanen | 2019
72 min | 8+ years | Arabic, Finnish, French... with English subtitles | Subtitles

Does God exist? What happens when we die?
This intimate portrait of two young boys living in the ethnically diverse Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek offers a playful meditation on childhood, faith and friendship – while paying tribute to community cohesion.

Films
Gold
Abbe Hassan | 2017
Sweden | 20 min | 12+ years | Arabic with English subtitles | Subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF18

An unexpected discovery splinters three sisters’ fragile existence.

Films
Half a Life
Tamara Shogaolu | 2017
Egypt, Netherlands, United States | 13 min | 12+ years | English, Arabic with English subtitles

After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardised, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee.