Tallahassee (2021)


Short Films Competition, United States, Arabic, English - 22 min


About the Film

On the dayof her release from a psychiatric facility, Mira, an Arab-American woman, attends her grandmother’s birthday in Brooklyn, only to discover that her sister has told everyone she has been on a trip to Florida. Tallahassee is the portrayal of a woman’s re-entry into the world.

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Darine Hotait

Darine Hotait is a New-York based American Lebanese writer and film director. Her work focuses on the politics of identity, Arab & African diaspora, and science fiction. She has written and directed a dozen award-winning narrative short films that can be seen on Sundance Channel, The New Yorker, AMC Networks, BBC, Forbes, and Outfest. Her work has received the support of the Sundance Institute, Comedy Central, Independent Film Project, the Jerome Foundation, New York Council on the Arts, and New York Foundation for the Arts. Darine is the founder of Cinephilia Productions— a film incubator championing African and Arab filmmakers.


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