J’ai Le Cafard- Film Production/Directing and Performance

PI: Maysaa Almumin



This short film addresses an Arab woman’s struggle to maintain an appearance of normality while struggling with depression. It also brings together Almunim’s research interest of film and performance, prop and set design.  The grant supported Aluminum in directing and performing the film. The script for the film was developed and written in a script writing workshop with Torino FIlm Lab mentor and Felluca Production owner Ayman El Amir by her. 


The film was awarded a $15,000 grant by the Arab Fund for Art and Culture to take the film into production. It has also been supported by the Doha Film Institute and has been screened at the Ajyal Film Festival in 2020. 


Funding: Faculty Research Grant, VCUQ