Al-Sit

In Arabic with English subtitles
by Suzannah Mirghani (Sudan, 2020, 20m)

In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa’s future. But can Nafisa choose for herself?

Best Short, Africa International Film Festival International Short Film Competition (2021)
Best Live Action, Berlin Interfilm Festival 
Best Short and ZIFF Chairman’s Award, Zanzibar International Film Festival (2021)