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Title of Film: Why is My Grandfather’s Bed in Our Living Room?

Date of Screening: July 14, 2022

Film Block Time: 10:45am


Why is My Grandfather’s Bed in Our Living Room?

Category: A short, A documentary, A woman directed film, International (Non-US), A first time director film

Director: Sarah Alhashimi

Producer(s): Sarah Alhashimi

Writer(s): Sarah Alhashimi

Runtime of Film: 7 min

An Emirati family lost their ancestral house to community development plans aimed at modernizing the city. As they recall the sudden loss of the family house, it is apparent that a century old wooden bed, the only tangible memory that remains, is a poignant feature of their story. The attachment of both the house and the bed are intertwined together in the bittersweet memories of the family members.

Other Info:
My film is a NEW YORK premiere
United Arab Emirates


All Screenings in the LIIFE line-up will be held at the Bellmore Movies (directly North of the Bellmore train station)
Bellmore Movies
222 Pettit Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
516 783-3199