4 - 8 October 2016

"Motion Picture For Development"

The Last Sohour

A dark comedy about seven Saudi friends living in the U.S. gather to enjoy an evening in Mosalma’s House during the last day of 'Ramadan,' the Holy month where Muslims fast. Mosalma has devised a plan to poison her pregnant sister-in-law, Mariam, out of jealousy that she is expecting a boy. She plots to do the deed under the cover of playing a drinking game called, 'Never Have I Ever,' with Arabic coffee.

Director Biography

Hanaa Saleh Alfassi is a passionate and prolific Filmmaker who currently creates and resides in The City of Angels. From a very young age, she has been creatively inclined, which ultimately led her down the path of becoming an award-winning Writer and Director with over a decade of expertise. Hanaa's culturally diverse Moroccan and Saudi background and her travels to different countries has granted her a unique, well-rounded perspective of life that is prevalent throughout many of her works. Hanaa received her B.A. in Mass Communication & Media Studies from Ain Shams University and her M.A. in Film & Media Production from New York Film Academy, along with a certificate in filmmaking from the Academy of Cinema Arts and Technology under the tutelage of the lauded Egyptian writer and director Ra'afat Almihi. Additionally, Hanaa is adept in Cinematography, where she works with 35mm, 16mm, and Digital Red Cameras. As a Cinematographer, she has seen numerous waves of success starting with a short YouTube film that surpassed a million views. Hanaa then went on to produce a feature documentary that was aired on the famous Middle-Eastern TV network, Aljazeera Documentary. Since 2003 and over the years, she has had the pleasure of working with reputable companies, including Warner Brothers Summer Records, MBC, Vizyon, Luxury Events, KAUST, and a multitude of others. Furthermore, two of her short films which were aired on the renowned MBC TV were watched by millions of viewers.