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From the Sky (2014)

TV-14 | | Short, Drama | 30 April 2014 (USA)
A peaceful father and troubled son struggle to live a nomadic life in their region of the Middle East. As US Predator drones patrol overhead, the men are forced to make difficult decisions when two militants visit their camp.

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Ian Ebright

Writer:

Ian Ebright
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Cast

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Maz Siam ... Hakeem
Mohamad Tamimi Mohamad Tamimi ... Abbas
Steven Soro Steven Soro ... Dhiya
Georges Chalhoub Georges Chalhoub ... Samir
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A peaceful father and troubled son struggle to live a nomadic life in their region of the Middle East. As US Predator drones patrol overhead, the men are forced to make difficult decisions when two militants visit their camp.

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Genres:

Short | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14

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Impassioned and spellbinding
1 November 2015 | by pghamSee all my reviews

This short film moved me more than anything I have seen for a very long time. This simple yet immensely powerful story depicts father and son coping with their terrifying world of being targeted by drone strikes. The son, Abbas, has been traumatized by the devastation and randomness of the drones, and the film focuses on the differing views of Abbas and his father on how to respond to war. Having set up camp, these views are embellished by the arrival of two visitors. The philosophical conversations in the film discuss the rights and wrongs of conflict and retaliation, and the ending left me literally on the edge of my seat as Abbas has a crucial decision to make. Powerful, emotional and thought provoking. Can't recommend it enough.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Arabic

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30 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$32,000 (estimated)
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