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Alia's Birth

Alia's Birth
2020 | NR. 1hr 6min
CAST: Poorna Jagannathan, Nikohl Boosheri, Maya Kazan, Samuel H. Levine, and Edward Akrout DIRECTOR: Sam Abbas TFF 2021 | MASKS AND PROOF OF VACCINE REQUIRED

A rocky relationship between a female couple forces them to spend the night apart. Through their respective journeys we experience a live recorded set by queer superstar DJ/Producer Nicole Moudaber and witness a live home birth with a resuscitation.

Sam Abbas is an Egyptian-American filmmaker currently living in Paris. In 2018, he founded the production company ArabQ Films, and released his debut feature The Wedding across the U.S. and Middle East. The film screened in Turkey, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Egypt; countries in which it is difficult & in parts illegal to identify as gay or nonbinary. In 2020 Abbas acted as curator, director, editor, and producer and teamed with leading cinematographers from around the world to create the documentary Eremita (Anthologies).


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