Director: Anna Fahr
Country: Lebanon, Canada, USA
Runtime: 18 mins
Language: Arabic (English Subtitles)
In the northern mountains of Lebanon, a Syrian man hoping to reunite with family torn apart by war encounters two Palestinian children whose own stories of exile provide a glimpse into the uncertainties he must face as a refugee.
Anna Fahr is an award-winning filmmaker based in Beirut, Lebanon. Her latest narrative short, Transit Game, has screened internationally in numerous festivals winning prizes in Berlin, Florence, and San Francisco in addition to winning a Golden Sheaf Award for Best Drama at the 2015 Yorkton Film Festival in Canada.
Anna holds a BFA in Film Production from Concordia University in Montreal and an MA in Film and Middle Eastern Studies from New York University.
"In the past three years since the crisis in Syria began, Lebanon has received over one million documented refugees--some taking shelter in the same camps that were established for Palestinians over fifty years ago. Transit Game does not attempt to convey the countless hardships these refugees encounter, but rather, offers a glimpse into the lives of three individuals affected by the crisis and a sense of its impact on their futures as refugees." Anna Fahr
"very clever direction and photography with a strong visual impact"
OFF Cinema Critic's Jury, Middle East Now Festival
"A beautifully thought provoking film."
- Kaliber35 Munich International Short Film Festivval