films – Cinema Akil

Zahed Sultan
Kuwait, Jamaica | PG | 60 min | Documentary | English

This film traces the steps of a Kuwaiti multimedia artist and social entrepreneur, Zahed Sultan, who's grassroots approach to work in social causes and music are the inspiration for a recording project that takes him to uncharted territory - Jamaica. The film reveals Zahed’s approach to re-imagining the folk music traditions of Kuwait and his journey to discover the roots to Jamaica's musical and societal heritage – with a cast of characters he meets along the way who help him realize the unlikely bridges that exist between two seemingly disparate cultures – ties that remind us of our shared struggles as people and our ability to empower ourselves in a rapidly changing world.