Maha Al-Saati is a filmmaker interested in women’s stories in the Arab World. She is an alum of the TIFF Filmmaker Lab 2020, TIFF Writers’ Studio 2021, and received the Share Her Journey Award 2020/2021. Her shorts include “Hair: The Story of Grass” (2018), an official selection of Fantastic Fest 2018 and Slamdance 2019 and has won her The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) residency 2021. Her feature project “Hajj to Disney” was developed with the Red Sea Lodge and TorinoFilmLab 2019, and won development awards from El-Gouna Film Festival 2020 and Red Sea Fund 2022.
On an island inhabited by women, a young girl forms a friendship with a ram. Fearing that death will keep them apart, she seeks the apple of eternal life.
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon
Khalid Fahad , Maha Al-Saati
Samar Al-Bayat , Rwand Bahaa , Lula Haj , Jennifer Kassab
Yazeed Bader , Maha Al-Saati
Arul Sakthi Jayam