Warsha

Warsha

Warsha

Lebanon, France / Fiction / 16’ / HD / Color / 2022

Warsha follows Mohammad, a Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes. Away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom.

Director: Dania Bdeir
Script: Dania Bdeir
Director of Photography: Shadi Chaaban
Producer: Coralie Dias, Pierre Sarraf
Musician: Hello Psychaleppo
Editing: Ali Dalloul
Sound: Régis Diebold, Mathieu Z’Graggen
Cast: Khansa

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Dania Bdeir is a Lebanese award-winning writer & director. She’s a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and has an MFA in directing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2019 she was selected as a Berlinale Talent. She is based in Dubai and is developing her first feature.

Filmography

2021 Warsha
2017 In White
2014 Kaleidoscope

Festivals Attended and Awards

Sundance International Film Festival - Jury Prize for Best International Short Film (Park City, Utah)

Rotterdam International Film Festival (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival (Clermont-Ferrand, France)

Tampere International Film Festival (Tampere, Finland)

BFI Flare (London, UK)

South By Southwest | SXSW (Austin, Texas)

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