Fourteen-year-old Nidal is one of the 4.8 million Syrians who have been displaced by war. Born female, Nidal has identified as a boy since he was nine years old which coincided with their escape from Syria. As his body starts to mature, he is forced to navigate the complexity of his circumstances in the confines of a refugee camp and a culture that cannot comprehend gender fluidity.
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Screening Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Documentary Short
Country: Lebanon, United States
Language: Arabic with English Subtitles
Runtime: 15 mins
Director: Tarek Turkey
Executive Producer: Amy Emmerich, Stone Roberts.
Producer: Shannon Gibson
Cinematographer: Tarek Turkey
Editor: Chuck Divak
Sound Designer: Chadi Razook
Music: George Cessna
Principal Cast: Nidal, Khaldyia, Salah
Additional Credits: Post Production Supervisor: Stacy Scripter, Production Coordinator: Mohammed Dakroub, Sound Mixer: John Tropea, Colorist: Chris Allen, Post Supervisor: John Rovito, Production Management: Allison Ochiltree