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Arabian Nights: The 9/11 Effect

THE GOOD SON
Ahmad, a Middle-Eastern boy, is asked to translate for his father as Canadian Securities and Intelligence Services Officers question his family in their home. As the interrogation gets more hostile, Ahmad is forced to protect his family's integrity while facing immense pressure from the agents.

Running Time: 19 mins | Language: English & Arabic dialogue with English subtitles
Director: Amar Wala | Country: Canada | DIFF Section: Arabian Nights

YASIN
Until 9/11, Yasin Zaki, 10, lived an ordinary life with his Jordanian-born parents in Southern California. After the attack, the FBI arrests his father in a terrifying early morning raid. Yasin's misfortunes are compounded when he is tormented at school. He is increasingly unable to cope. Finally, Yasin and his mother visit his father in jail. Half-believing the accusations of "terrorist", he must decide whether or not to believe in his father.

Running Time: 14 mins | Language:
Director: Betty Lee Kim | Country: United States | DIFF Section: Arabian Nights

Al Ab Al-Mokhless (A Father Taken)
Nuri, eight, is an Arab-American boy who refuses to accept that his father was arrested by the FBI, but rather believes that he was abducted by aliens. After failing to convince his older brother and Dahlia, his distraught stepmother, he ventures out alone to rescue his father, risking his own life - and the frantic Dahlia races to find him.

Running Time: 25 mins | Language: English dialogue
Director: Jonathan Ingalls | Country: United States | DIFF Section: Arabian Nights

Fri, 14th Dec 2007 6:15pm CineStar Cinemas
Sat, 15th Dec 2007 12:15pm CineStar Cinemas
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