MAKE A WISH

Muhr Awards Shorts
Palestine / 2006 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 35 mm / 12 minutes

Winner of Muhr Arab / Short /Gold: Cherien Dabis (Director)

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In Palestine, Mariam, 11, is determined to celebrate her birthday by buying the cake she wants. The only problem is that her mother could not give her enough money, so she enlists the help of her younger sister and together they try to turn a simple wish into reality. The film depicts the tense situation for Palestinians and the grief that results from growing up under occupation.

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