Private Project

Marasim - Beyond Borders

Expats from two nations at war, bond in a foreign land over their common love and form everlasting camaraderie beyond borders. Their marasim (connection) fades away their partition.

  • Priscilla Elias
  • Priscilla Elias
  • Priscilla Elias
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 21, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Country of Filming:
    United Arab Emirates
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Director Biography - Priscilla Elias

Priscilla Elias is an Indian filmmaker based in Abu Dhabi. She has worked as a Radio Jockey and Producer in India & UAE. She has also worked as a Producer for short films and an episode of Taboo (National Geographic). Interacting with people for her job got her interested in Documentary filmmaking. Other than storytelling, she enjoys photography, sketching, and movies. Marasim: Beyond Borders, is her directorial debut and her dream is to become a renowned filmmaker.

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Director Statement

My grandpa was an Indian soldier so I grew up hearing India-Pakistan war tales. Recent tensions between the two nations and the expat friendship stories in UAE motivated me to make Marasim: Beyond Borders. I found charming characters that love cricket, which added layers to the story, even if one person smiles at the end of my movie I will feel rewarded!