Mu’ajjal Wins Four International Short Movie Awards and is a Finalist for Three Others
Accountability & Rule of Law - Gender Equality & GBV - Transformative Justice - Lebanon - Advocacy - Legal Aid & Empowerment
“Mu’ajjal” is a documentary produced by Legal Action Worldwide, funded by UN Women, and produced in collaboration with Justice Without Frontiers and the Committee of the Families of the Kidnapped and Missing, and created by CKN FILMS.
The documentary, which examines the experiences of five women who lost loved ones during the Lebanese Civil Wars, including how the experience of loss has impacted and transformed their lives, recently won four international awards in four different countries, including the Tokyo International Short Film Festival, the Inonu University 13 International Short Film Festival in Turkey, the Indie Filmmakers Festival in Tokyo, and the Algerian Digital Gate International Film Festival.
The film examines the issue of loss from a personal perspective, and how a woman deals with the loss of a man in a patriarchal society, particularly during the period of the Lebanese civil war, and how this loss can leave a significant void in the family, with far-reaching consequences for women.
Aside from the four awards already won, Mu’ajjal has also been named finalist in the Kalamata International Short Documentary Festival, the Paris Women Festival, and the Rome Prisma Film Award.