2022 Festival

The Journey

Please note: This program has subtitles.

The Fledge Lansing / 1300 Eureka St, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Narrative Feature, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Drama, Narrative Short, Subtitles

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The Journey

Sara enters Baghdad station with sinister intentions for its reopening ceremony. As she braces to commit an unthinkable act, her plans are drastically altered by an unwanted and awkward encounter with Salam, a self-assured and flirtatious salesman. With Salam now hostage to Sara’s confused and deluded plan, he battles desperately to appeal to her humanity and sway her decision. In a moment of consideration and with her convictions crumbling before her, Sara is given the opportunity to witness the life and innocence she was so willing to destroy. But is this a second chance or an admission of guilt?

Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji / 2018 / 82 minutes / English, Arabic / Iraq, U.K., France, Qatar, Netherlands

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When a flirty text to her crush accidentally gets sent to her dad’s phone instead, a shy teenager must do whatever it takes to delete the message before her dad finishes watching the match and checks his phone.

Nada ElAzhary / 2018 / 10 minutes / Arabic / United Arab Emirates