Ryahi's "The Haunted Past" - Social Media/Facbook
CAIRO - 15 December 2019: The Tunisian documentary film "The Haunted Past” directed by Fatma Ryahi won the Anhar International Award for Best Arabic Film at the closing ceremony of the 10th edition of Karama Human Rights Film Festival.
The film tells the story of the Tunisian Tawfik, who participates in the Bosnian war against Serbian forces, and is imprisoned for 6 years after returning to Tunisia. When his wife leaves him behind in Tunisia with his three daughters and travels to Bosnia, Tawfik finds himself responsible for attending to his daughters, while resisting the great urge he has to revenge those who destroyed his life.
Directors of the Syrian documentary "For Sama," Waad el-Khatib and Edward Watts, won the Karama Feather for Best Director. The film recounts the life of a young woman who has fought for love and motherhood for 5 years in Syria. Waad also documented her struggle as a journalist in the besieged city of Aleppo, where she married the last doctor in the city, and gave birth to her daughter Sama in 2015.
"Urgent" - Social Media
Moreover, the Moroccan film "Urgent" by Hassan al-Basri was awarded the Karama Feather for best feature film. The film revolves around Idris, who travels with his wife to Casablanca, as their son needs medical care due to his inability to bear the severe migraine that has been accompanying him for weeks. The son, Ali, suffered severe depression and tried to take his own life, before being rescued and returned to the hospital once again.
"The Helmet" - Social Media
The Krama Feather for best short film was granted to the Yemeni film "The Helmet", directed by Osama Khaled, which reflects the circumstances in the war-torn Yemen. The tech-genius young man dreams of an invention to help him escape his harsh reality