Grape Leaves
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 5:50PM-7:55PM
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Director: Dina Najjar
Category: Narrative Short
Runtime: 8
Place of Origin: Orlando, FL
Shooting Locations: Orlando, FL

Synopsis: (Drama) Salma, a well-respected, Arab American professor, is stunned into silence after her world is shaken in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy. She is forced to rethink the relationships with those closest to her. How she reshapes her life will alter all she understood and trusted. With the love of her family, Salma regains the hope and strength she needs to ignite future change.

Cast: Salem Murphy, Dina Najjar, Scott Dentinger, Elias Jo'el Feliciano, Liz M. Day, Susanne Potrock

Crew: Writer: Salem Murphy and Dina Najjar; Producers: Salem Murphy and Dina Najjar; Editor: TL Westgate

Production Background & Fun Facts: This film was made by two female, Arab American filmmakers and consisted of a female crew. It was inspired by true experiences.

Festivals & Accolades: **Official Selection 2017 Manhattan Film Festival **Official Selection 2017 Central Florida Film Festival **WINNER FilmSlam at Enzian: May 2017 **Official Selection 2017 NewFilmmakers New York **Official Selection 2017 Orlando Film Festival **Official Selection 2017 Freedom Shorts

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Grape Leaves Trailer from Dina najjar on Vimeo.