CAFN Shorts Compilation
Arabic with English subtitles
Shadow of the Butterflies
Directed by Sofia El Khyari
In a mysterious forest, a woman is slowly lured into a nostalgic daydream as she observes butterflies.
I Promise You Paradise
Directed by Morad Mostafa
Official Selection – Critics Week – Cannes Film Festival
Following a violent incident, Eissa, a 17 year old African migrant in Egypt is on a quest against time to
save his loved ones, whatever it takes.
Bundle of Joy
Directed by Majed AlZubaidi
As Hamad anticipates the birth of his first child, he grapples with anxiety about how his life will change.
Directed by Baqer Al-Rubaie
Yacoub is employed in the statistics department at a hospital, answering calls from families seeking
information about missing persons during the war. Every so often, he encounters a phone conversation
that triggers feelings of resentment, suspicion, and anxiety
Directed by Saleh Al-Khataybeh
In the vast expanse of the Jordanian desert, two strangers from completely different worlds meet by
chance. A silly misunderstanding sparks a heated confrontation as they try to hold on to their humanity.