A twelve-year-old girl stands on a street corner and asks the men who pass if they think she's beautiful.

Director: Ruba Nadda
Writer: Ruba Nadda
Cast: Fadia Nadda, Nigel Grannum, Jesse Dinsmore, Mischa Chillak
Cinematography: Kirsten Treichel
Editor: Ruba Nadda

About Ruba Nadda

Ruba Nadda is an internationally and critically acclaimed writer, director and producer. She studied English Literature at York University (Toronto) and then took a 6 week course in film production at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. She has made several award winning short films, including Lost Woman Story (96), Do Nothing (97), Interstate Love story (97), Wet heat drifts through the afternoon (97), So Far Gone (98), Damascus Nights (98), I would suffer cold hands for you (99) Black September (99) Laila (99), Slut (99) and Aadan (04) before writing and directing the features SABAH (05), CAIRO TIME (09) which earned Best Canadian Feature Film at Toronto International Film Festival and Rotten Tomatoes best reviewed film (Romance) of 2010, INESACAPABLE (12) and now OCTOBER GALE (14). In the past, she has developed series for HBO and ABC and is currently working on a new project, Casablanca Blvd with Anonymous Content. She has directed over 70 hours of Television (both on US and Canadian networks) in the last five years.

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Best Avant Garde Films for Interstate love story & do nothing at Spokane Film Festival, WA, 1999. Bronze Medal for Best Short Film for do nothing at Kelibia International Film Festival, Tunis 1999 Best Short Film Director for 5 shorts at Arab Screen International Film Festival, 1999 Best International Short Film for do nothing at International Short Film Festival of Santiago, 1998 Honorable Mention for Best Filmmaker for interstate love story & do nothing at New Frontiers Film Festival, Ottawa 1998 Best Actress on a Short Film for Fadia Nadda in do nothing at Denver Film Festival, 1998 Best Short Film for do nothing at Denver Film Festival, 1998

Mannheim International Film Festival 2002,
Women Make Waves (Taiwan)
Seattle Film Festival (Seattle)
Oberhausen International Film Festival (Germany)
Ankara Film Festival (Turkey)
Spoken Film Festival (USA) 
Festival Tous Courts (France)
Wurzberg Film Festival (Germany)
Rotterdam Film Festival (Rotterdam)
Viennale -Vienna Film Festival (Austria)
St. John's Film Festival (NFLD) 
SaoPaulo Int'l Short Film Festival (Brazil)
Denver Film Festival (Denver)
Int'l Festival of Documentary
Short Films Bilbao (Spain)
New Frontiers Film Festival (Ottawa)
​BBC -British Short Film Festival (England)

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