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FARAWAY

A FILM BY AZIZ ZOROMBA

Documentary Short – Québec – 2020 –  18 min
Color | French, English and Arabic with French and English subtitles | 1.66 | 5.1

SYNOPSIS

After being estranged from his family for his homosexuality, we observe a young Arab man over four seasons and from far away as he navigates his solitude – all the while attempting to reconnect with his mother.

CREW

DIRECTOR: Aziz Zoromba
PRODUCER: Aziz Zoromba, Carol Nguyen
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Max Machado
SOUND: Sacha Radcliff
EDITING: Ashley Gilmour, Aziz Zoromba

Aziz Zoromba, director, Faraway
DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY

Aziz Zoromba is a Canadian filmmaker of Egyptian origin. His work mainly explores the themes of cultural identity, family life, coming of age and the repercussions of being a first generation French Canadian. His two narrative short films, Leila and Amal, have been screened through several international festivals such as TIFF Top10, Festival du nouveau cinéma and in a private screening at Sundance Film Festival 2019 (Ignite). He was recently selected as a Sundance Ignite Fellow, offering a one-year mentorship with the Sundance Institute and a grant to help fund his short documentary Lointain, which is also supported by Hotdocs and the Canadian Arts Council. Aziz recently produced the short documentary No Crying at the Dinner table, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, followed by a journey at VIFF, FNC, RIDM, IDFA, SXSW (others) and received a nomination from the Canadian Academy for best short documentary.

FILMOGRAPHY

Amal (2018). Fiction short. 15 minutes.

Leila (2017). Fiction short. 9 minutes.

After Freedom (2014). Documentary short. 4 minutes.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), 2020

Slamdance, 2021

Festival de la Francophonie à Lima, 2021

RVQC, 2021 

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, 2021

Future of Film Showcase (FOFS), 2021 

Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2021

Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist, 2021

Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival, 2021

Indy Shorts International Film Festival, 2021

Social World Film Festival, 2021

Gala Prends ça Court!, 2021 *ART ET ESSAI  AWARD *COLONELLE FILMS AWARD

La Fabrique Culturelle, 2021