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    Facing Mecca

    Directed by Jan-Eric Mack
    Switzerland | 27 minutes | World premiere | Departures

Pensioner Roli comes to Fareed’s assistance when the Syrian refugee is faced with a bewildering forest of Swiss bureaucracy before he can bury his Muslim wife.



Moving on is difficult, and the protagonists of these shorts find themselves at the end of their respective paths, preparing for the unseen futures that await them.

film details

Original Language Title: Facing Mecca
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2017
Running Time: 27 minutes
Premiere Status: World premiere
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Jan-Eric Mack
Producers: Joel Jent
Principal Cast: Peter Freiburghaus, Jay Abdo, Ruth Schwegler, Nicolas Rosat, Merev Ibrahim, Saya Ibrahim
Editor: Simon Gutknecht
Music: Dimitri Käch
Screenwriter: Jan-Eric Mack, Anna Schinz
Website: https://www.facebook.com/FacingMecca

2017 ShortFest Archive