FACING MECCA
Shorts

Facing Mecca

Year 2017
Runtime 25 mins
Language German / Arabic / English
Subtitles English
Canadian Premiere

This short film precedes the following film(s): Small Victories


In this poetic, multiple award winner from Palm Springs ShortsFest, a retiree comes to a Syrian refugee's assistance when he is faced with the burial of his wife. Together they navigate bureaucracy and misconceptions in their small Swiss town.

Countries

Switzerland
Awards
Palm Springs International ShortFest, Best of Festival Award // Palm Springs International ShortsFest, Best Student Live Action Short Over 15 Minutes
Festivals
Palm Springs International ShortFest
Director
Jan-Eric Mack
Producer
Joël Jent
Screenwriter
Anna Schinz, Jan-Eric Mack
Cinematographer
Jan Mettler
Editor
Simon Gutknecht
Music
Dimitri Käch
Cast
Ruth Schwegler, Jay Abdo, Peter Freiburghaus