A Handful of Water

“[Director] Jakob Zapf delivers an all-too-important social drama about a gruff old man’s friendship with a refugee girl.” – EPD Film

“A beautiful, touching film…” – Kinofilmwelt

A cantankerous old man and a resourceful young girl strike up an unlikely friendship after she breaks into his home to escape immigration police.

Features stellar performances by Jurgen Prochnow (DAS BOOT), Pegah Ferydoni (WOMEN WITHOUT MEN), and Milena Pribak in her acting debut, this poignant first feature from Jakob Zapf is a timely and heartfelt story of courage and compassion.

“The gaunt curmudgeon is a godsend for the film.” – Film-Rezensionen

“A triumph of compassion.” – C. Sterling, The Sound View

  • WINNER: Best Feature Special Mention, Socially Relevant Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Feature Director, Jakarta International Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Feature Film Honorable Mention, Deep Focus Film Festival
  • WINNER: Talented New Director, Madrid International Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Actress Special Mention (Milena Pribak), Social World Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Feature and Best Music, Across the Globe Film Festival
  • WINNER: Human Rights and Dignity Award, Tryon International Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Director, Firenze Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Feature Film, International Diversity Film Festival
  • NOMINEE: Best Feature, Prague Film Awards
  • NOMINEE: Best Foreign Film, Oslo Film Festival
  • NOMINEE: Global Landscape Award, Cinequest
  • NOMINEE: Best Actor (Jurgen Prochnow), Buenos Aires International Film Festival

“A humane film which is on the side of the angels.” – CinePhil

2020 / 94 minutes / German w/English sub-titles / A film by Jakob Zapf

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They Survived Together

SOUMAYA

“Soumaya is a compelling, thought-provoking film that will stay with you long after the powerful final scene.” – Lois Alter Mark, Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ.ORG)

Even if you reclaim your story, can justice be won?

“It is a bold, daring debut requiring nuanced conversations that seldom occur in the social media realm, where one’s beliefs must be crammed into 160 characters or less.” – Film Threat

One day, Soumaya – a woman of color, a practicing Muslim, a mother, and an executive at an airport transportation company in Paris – is fired from her job of fourteen years without explanation or warning. Later that night, while watching TV, she learns that certain media outlets are linking her, through speculation, to jihadist circles. This all occurs only days after Soumaya’s apartment, where she lives with her young daughter, is raided by police.

Shaken but not about to sit by in silence, Soumaya decides to exercise her right of reply in court – where her legal team demonstrates that she was fired only as a result of discrimination.

Based on real events, SOUMAYA shines a light on the devastating repercussions of anti-terrorist policing and Islamophobia in the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks.

A MULTI-AWARD-WINNING FESTIVAL FAVORITE, Soumaya has received wide critical acclaim. Festival play includes:

  • WINNER, Best Lead Actress, Anatolia International Film Festival (Istanbul)
  • WINNER, Best Actress, Festival International Cinéma et Migrations d’Agadir (Morocco)
  • WINNER, Best Actress, Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival
  • WINNER, Grand Jury Prize, Best Feature, Universe Multicultural Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Lebanese Independent Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Cinemigrante (Argentina)
  • Official Selection: Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes
  • Official Selection: Festival Régional et International du Cinéma de Guadeloupe
  • Official Selection: San Diego Arab Film Festival
  • Official Selection: DC Independent Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival

“An unprecedented look at the state of emergency in France from the viewpoint of the victims, whose experience often goes unacknowledged.” — Middle East Eye

“Fear is the undercurrent that drives this film. The fear of Soumaya’s daughter after the search. The fear of the society that was embodied in the State of Emergency. The fear of neighbors who would call authorities for things like headscarves or praying. Trying to instill fear in a section of the populace. The fear of losing basic rights. The fear of losing our souls for the sake of feeling safe. While this film is about fears in France, it is also very applicable to American society.” – Screen Fish

Features Soraya Hachoumi, Sarah Perriez and Khalid Berkouz.

2019 / 100 minutes / Foreign Drama (French w/English subtitles) / A film by Waheed Khan and Ubaydah Abu-Usayd

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