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Synopsis: When searching for a blessing on the day of her firstborn’s naming ceremony, a mother is instead foretold a curse: her son, Muzamil, will die at the age of 20. Muzamil’s father cannot stand the doom and travels away from home. Sakina raises her son alone becoming an overprotective mother. Growing up under the constant loom of death, Muzamil finds friends, enemies, love and tempters, though what he truly seeks is a sense of the present and a belief in the future.

Director’s Biography:Film director Amjad Abu Alala studied media at the United Arab Emirates University and works as a producer and independent director at Twofour54 Abu Dhabi. He has many short narrative films, including “Teena”, “Feathers of the Birds”, “On the Pavement of the Soul” and “Studio”, which was supervised by the Iranian international director Abbas Kiarostami. In 2012, he won the Best Arabic Play award from the Arab Authority for “Apple Pies”. He currently works as a programmer for the Sudan Festival of Independent Cinema and producer of several cinematic projects.