Short Scenes from a Long Marriage (Lahathat Qasirah men Zawaj Taweel) by Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia. Lebanon/USA/UAE, 2011, HD Video, Colour/Black & White, 12 minutes. Written, directed, edited and Produced by Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia Cinematography: Daniel Garcia Sound: Daniel Garcia Cast: Watfa Khoury, Kamil Khoury Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Rania Attieh is from Tripoli, Lebanon. She is an MFA graduate in Media Art Production as a writer/director of fiction from the City College of New York. She has recently received the New York Women in Film and Television grant. Her thesis film was awarded ‘Best Fiction film’ at the CCNY Cityvisions showcase.
Daniel Garcia is from South Texas, USA. He recently graduated with an MFA in Film from New York University, Tisch Graduate School of the Arts. His second-year film Nothing Nowhere, shot on location in Morocco, won the NYU Achievement in Experimental Form Award in 2007. His thesis received cinematography, screenwriting and editing awards as well as being a Wasserman/King Award finalist.
Together they have written and directed many short films to date. Their film Almost Brooklyn was made under the supervision of acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami and won Best Short Fiction from the Brooklyn Art Council in 2008. Tripoli, Quiet won the Black Pearl Award for Best Middle East Short at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2009. Their first feature, Okay Enough Goodbye (Tayeb, Khalas, Yalla), won the Black Pearl Award for Best Narrative Film by a New Arab Director at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2010.
07.11.12 – 10.11.12
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi