SCALES (Sayidat Al Bahr) (2019)

NAME OF FILM: SCALES

DIRECTOR(S): Shahad Ameen

STARRING: Ashraf Barhom, Basima Hajjar, Fatima Al Taei

GENRE: Thriller Film

SYNOPSIS: Hayat, a 12-year-old strong-willed girl, lives in a poor fishing village governed by dark tradition, in which every family must give away a daughter to the sea creatures who inhabit the waters near by. In turn, the sea creatures are hunted by the men of the village. Saved from this ordeal by her father, Hayat is outcasted by her village and considered a curse. But Hayat never surrenders. When Hayat’s mother gives birth to her new-born brother, Hayat must accept the brutal custom by sacrificing herself to these creatures or find a way to escape.

3 Filmmakers Nominated For 2015 IWC Filmmaker Award at 12th Dubai International Film Festival

3 Filmmakers Nominated For 2015 IWC Filmmaker Award at 12th Dubai International Film Festival

  Three talented directors have made the shortlist for the prestigious IWC Filmmaker Award at the 12th Dubai International Film Festival taking place from December 9 to 16, 2015, with the winner receiving a cash prize of USD 100,000. The IWC Filmmaker Award supports filmmakers from the Gulf in taking their project from script to the big screen. The nominees for the highly-coveted 2015 IWC Filmmaker Award are: Qatari director Khalifa Al Muraikhi, for his project […]