Norah Shapiro | 2018
United States | 89 min | 8+ years | English, Somali with English subtitles |
Screened as part of TOAFF18
Ilhan Omar, a hijab-wearing mother of three, was a complete outsider to the political scene. In 2016, she became the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected for state office in America.
Dina Naser | 2019
France, Jordan, Qatar | 86 min | 12+ years | Arabic with English subtitles |
Screened as part of TOAFF19
9-year-old Marwa is a lively, inquisitive child, whose interests revolve around playtime, school and her siblings. She and her family live in Jordan’s Za’atari camp, the world’s largest camp for Syrian refugees, and hope to return home soon.
Onur Yağız | 2017
France | 11 min | 8+ years | French, Turkish with English subtitles
Eight-year-old Toprak translates for his parents who can’t speak French. Today, at the hospital, he will be the first one to know if his mother’s twin babies will be his brothers or sisters.
Amer Albarzawi | 2016
4 min | 8+ years | Arabic with English subtitles |
Yaman is a young inventor. His greatest invention is an incredible machine which can turns tissues into incredible ones, an invention that helps him survive.
Els Van Driel | 2015
Netherlands | 24 min | 8+ years | English, Arabic, Dutch with English subtitles |
Tareq fled Syria when he was just 11 and has been living in the Netherlands on his own, without his parents, for over a year. When they are finally reunited he’s happy, of course, but things aren’t always that simple…