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Sunday, September 12, 2021

TIFF Team Cameo Programmer's Picks



Team Cameo

Programmer's Picks

Nataleah Hunter-Young
 | Associate International Programmer

Farha (Darin J. Sallam)
Set in 1940s Palestine, 14-year-old Farha watches from a locked cellar as the world around her crumbles under the bombs of invading Israeli military forces. Struggling to hold onto treasured dreams and memories, she faces her greatest nightmare. A bold period piece starring Karam Taher, based on a true story written and directed by Jordanian filmmaker Darin J. Sallam in her first feature production. 

Additional Festival picks for Nataleah include Tug of War and Neptune Frost.

Ravi Srinivasan | International Programmer

Quickening (dir. Haya Waseem)
Few films have examined the societal pressures and expectations that young women of colour face in North America. In her impressive debut feature film, writer-director Haya Waseem explores the family dynamic in a new light. Starring Arooj Azeem (and her real-life parents) in a breakout performance, Quickening is a reminder that immigrants and people of colour adjusting to new life, new goals, and new expectations also struggle with mental health.

Other Festival picks for Ravi include Scarborough.

#TIFF #Movies #Palestine 

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