Film in competition:

8:00 PM – Screen 5



Directed by :

Cynthia Madanat Sharaihaore

Running time:

Suitable for all – Running time 50’

Set in a small town in the Middle East, “Saleem” is a powerful and uplifting story of hope, resilience, friendship, and community, through the lens of a nine-year-old boy. Saleem arrives in the new town, carrying his burdens of the past, after losing his father and experiencing displacement with his mother and two siblings. Outside their small rooftop apartment, Saleem finds a wooden chest: a mysterious pigeon invites him to open it, revealing what seems to be a treasure map. Saleem undertakes a treasure hunt adventure full of clues, challenges, healing, and victory; an adventure that changes his life.