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SCALES

SAUDA ARABIA

Writer-director Shahad Ameen makes stylish impact with her debut feature, a timeless magical realist fable with a contemporary feminist message. In a superstitious fishing village, chauvinistic tradition dictates that each family must sacrifice a baby daughter to the mermaid-like monsters that lurk in the surrounding ocean. When young Hayat is saved by her father, her survival brings shame to her family and a curse on the entire village. In Arabic with English subtitles. Director Shahad Ameen (Saudi Arabia 2019) 74 min.

Included with this screening is a special pre-recorded conversation with director Shahad Ameen

AVAILABLE FRIDAY, JAN. 22 – THURSDAY, FEB. 11

$12 General  |  $7 CFI Members (Promo code to be sent via email)
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