Capital film on festivals roll call

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A FILM featuring a seven-year-old city schoolgirl is to be screened at a festival in New York.

Earlier this year, Katherine Abuaglain scooped a Best Actress award in Cannes for her role in a short drama filmed on the streets of the Capital.

Bra-et Al Rouh – or Innocence of the Spirit – directed by Queen Margaret University lecturer Walid Salhab, tells the story of a young Palestinian girl’s meeting with a homeless man living on the streets of the Capital. The low budget film was shot in Edinburgh against the backdrop of Edinburgh’s Inter-
national Festival.

The film is now set to be screened at The Artisan Festival International in The Hamptons, New York, where it is up for more awards.

It has also been officially selected by the Woods Hole Film Festival in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where it will be screened twice and has been shortlisted for a Jury Award.

The film is also up for further awards at a Vegas film festival in September.