Iman - Faith at the Crossroads

Iman is the story of 4 Sudanese men and women from different walks of life who are drawn into the world of radicalization. Although diverse in backgrounds and circumstances they share one common destiny. Based on real events, the film paints a picture on the present day challenges of violent extremism in Sudan through personal stories.

  • Mia Bittar
    Director
  • Mia Bittar
    Writer
  • Ahmed Mohsen
    Producer
  • Mia Bittar
    Producer
  • Alyaa Musa
    Producer
  • Asaad Ali
    Key Cast
  • Adil Kebid
    Key Cast
  • Sahar Ibrahem
    Key Cast
  • Hassan Khamis
    Key Cast
  • Natalia Yagoub
    Key Cast
  • Ibrahem Ahmed
    Key Cast
  • Marwan Omer
    Key Cast
  • Mia Bittar
    Editor
  • Ahmed Abdel Mohsen
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Fiction, Drama
  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Sudan
  • Country of Filming:
    Sudan
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Shooting Format:
    HD 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Sudan Independent Film Festival
    Khartoum
    Sudan
  • Human Rights Film Festival
    Geneva
    Switzerland
  • Bushwick Film Festival
    NY
    United States
  • Festival Cinémas d'Afrique
    Lausanne
    Switzerland
  • Middle East Now Film Festival
    Florence
    Italy
  • CinemAfrica
    Stockholm
    Sweden
  • Luxor African Film Festival
    Luxor
    Egypt
  • International Short Film Festival Winterthur
    Winthertur
    Switzerland
Director Biography - Mia Bittar

Mia is a Lebanese/ Sudanese producer and director based in Sudan. After working in NY and London as an editor turned producer/ director she returned to Sudan in 2008 and started traveling the country shooting guerilla-style documentaries.
Al-Jazeera commissioned her first film for Witness about a group of self-taught actors in Darfur. Since then Mia has sought to tell stories about Sudan that present a different narrative to that in the mainstream media. In 2012 she founded a production company producing TV commercials, short films and documentaries.

Her films have been screened on Al-Jazeera, PBS, France24, as well as festivals. Mia has also trained filmmakers and facilitated participatory film-making processes in South Sudan and Somalia.
‘Iman’ is her first short fiction.

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