Sanctity

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Arab Film Festival

Sanctity

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 30 June 2013

2012 I Saudi Arabia I 37 minutes
Director: Ahd

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Areej, a pregnant, young Saudi widow, will endure anything to protect her unborn child. To survive as a single parent she takes in a drug dealer.

Acclaimed Saudi filmmaker Ahd directs herself in the title role. This bold story is about a woman defying social custom and trying to establish a friendship with a man in a community that insists on gender segregation.

BIO: AHD

Saudi actress and film-maker Ahd was the first Saudi woman to study acting and film-making in the United States. The Shoemaker, her directorial debut, won multiple awards from festivals worldwide. She won the Golden Gate Award for Best Actress in San Francisco for her role in Razn. Ahd was recently a jury member for the Emirates film competition in Abu Dhabi. Ahd also stars in the first feature film from Saudi Arabia, WADJDA.

Festivals:
Berlin International Film Festival
Doha Tribeca Film Festival

Dates & Times:
5:00pm, Sunday 30 June 2013

Screens with:
The Repentant

Tickets:
Adult $20, Conc. $15*

SAVE WITH A MARATHON PACKAGE
Adult $80, Conc. $60* (Excludes Opening Night)

*Transaction fees may apply

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Ticket Prices

Adult $20
Concession $15
Marathon Package (Adult) $80
Marathon Package (Conc.) $60

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