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DIRECTED BY
Camilla Insom, Giulio Squillacciotti
Iran, Italy | PG | 61 min | Documentary | Persian, Arabic
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Archipelago is a journey through ancient myths, exorcism rituals, sounds and spirits.In the south of Iran, on a group of islands of the Persian Gulf, humans and spirits coexist since centuries. The culture and traditions of these Islands are the result of the encounters between Africa, the Arab Countries and Iran, generating a unique system of syncretic beliefs. Spirits of different heritages and origins, called Bad, the Persian word for wind, moving through the air,take possession of the islanders bodies and can only be quieted through a music ceremony called the Zar Ritual. The Film showcase Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Nadine Labaki
Lebanon | PG-15 | 123 min | Drama | Arabic
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Capernaüm tells the story of Zain (Zain al-Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old "adult" fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food, as Zein takes care of her baby son Yonas in return. Zein later gets Jailed for committing a violent crime, and finally seeks justice in a courtroom. Read More...