Three strangers from different cultures cross paths one night at a traditional Bahraini house in the heart of Muharraq souq as each follows the ethereal pull of a musical instrument. A story about finding ourselves in others, cultural diversity, and the uniting power of music. Featuring multi-talented Basque musician Ibantuta performing on Middle Eastern oud, Indian sitar, Persian flute, and Spanish guitar in an arrangement composed by Jamil Bashir.
Directed by Summer Ameen
Concept by Iban Perret and Summer Ameen
Music by Ibantuta
Produced by JEO Productions
"Best Short Film" - Canadian Diversity Film Festival
"Best Woman Filmmaker" - Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Teaser for Mahonia, a true fine dining restaurant in Bahrain with a Michelin star chef and 16-course meal
A part of a series of interview shorts created for the French Embassy in Bahrain in celebration of French Week 2017. Bahraini artist Rahim Sharif’s artwork and success have been greatly influenced by both his dedication to pursue his dreams and his life experiences. A passionate artist, and colourful character, Rahim fearlessly embraced his artistic calling. In the mid-seventies Rahim was offered the opportunity of a lifetime; a scholarship to Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. His training and experience in France played an integral role in his relationships, personal growth as well as the progression of his art.
The passionate designer and creator of fine dining restaurant Mahonia tells us about her grand vision for Bahrain. Sawsan Baluch is on a mission to introduce true gastronomy and 'haute cuisine' to the region.