2020 | UAE/Saudi/Iraq | Fiction,Feature

Scales (Sayidat Al Bahr)

  • Arabic English 75 mins
  • Director | Shahad Ameen
  • Writer | Shahad Ameen
  • Producer | R.Paul Miller, p.g.a., Stephen Strachan, p.g.a., Rula Nasser

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Set in a dystopian landscape, SCALES is the story of a young strong-willed girl, Hayat, who livesin a poor fishing village governed by a dark tradition in which every family must give onedaughter to the sea creatures who inhabit the waters nearby. In turn the sea creatures arehunted by the men of the village.

Saved from this fate by her father, Hayat is considered a curse on the village and grows up anoutcast. Nevertheless, she does not surrender to this fate and fights for a place within hervillage. After her mother gives birth to a baby boy, Hayat must accept the brutal custom ofgiving herself to the sea creatures or finding a way to escape.

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