Athel – Alyazia Nahyan, UAE, 2020, 15’38”

Synopsis: Salma, a widely known presenter, is filming a poetry show about Tarfa, the pre-Islamic poet. With a sand storm disrupting the episode shoot and Salma’s son being lost for days, the presenter remains calm. Perhaps too calm, her mind distantly quiet, the loud crew then drives off forgetting her at the location.

Title: Athel
Director: Alyazia Nahyan
Writer: Shamsa Nahyan
Producer: Hayfa Al Haidary, Afra Al Marar
Key cast: Ahmed Al Hoseny, Mansoor Al Feeli, Hala Shiha