Neo Nahda

Title: Neo Nahda
Direction: May Ziadé
Cast: Eman Alali, Nadia Nadif, Mona Khaouli, Vian Rajazbadeh
Production: Antonia Luxem
Distribution: Other People’s Films
Genre: Poetic fiction
Duration: 12’
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2023
VO in Arabic and English. Subtitles in Spanish

Festivals: Berlin (Arab cinema), Bristol (shorts and animation), Copenhagen (LGTBI), Hamburg (LGTBI), London (LGTBI), London (shorts), London (contemporary, artist and archive films), London and Manchester (Arab cinema), London (queer Palestinian cinema), Marseille (shorts, LGTBI), Milan (LGTBI), Paris (feminist and lesbian cinema), Paris (queer culture), Prague (LGTBI), Saint Paul (Minnesota, Arab cinema), Vancouver (Arabic cinema), Wimbledon

First showing in Spain

Mona, a young woman in London, finds archived photographs of Arab women cross-dressing in the 1920s. Somewhere between her fantasies and reality, she starts a feverish journey of uncovering lost histories and her own identity.