Within the Nuit Blanche Cinéma et Droit à la Santé Programme
Documentary Film Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) Screens at the Moroccan Association of Mediterranean Meetings for Cinema and Human Rights in Rabat
After a successful tour at international film festivals reaping more than four awards, the documentary Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) by director Hady Zaccak will be screened at the Moroccan Association of Mediterranean Meetings for Cinema and Human Rights (ARMCDH) that will be held on 29 and 30 June, 2018 at the BibliothÃ¨que Nationale du Royaume du Maroc in Rabat.
Founded in 2010, the Moroccan Association of Mediterranean Meetings for Cinema and Human Rights (ARMCDH) was founded in 2010 and aims to promote the culture of human rights through cinema, which is a powerful tool for spreading the values of human rights and democracy. Since its founding, the association has organized about 40 activities ranging from cinema and human rights meetings, Master Class on cinema, human rights and the Nuit Blanche CinÃ©ma et Droit Ã la SantÃ©.
Director Hady Zaccak follows his grandmother Henriette as she ages and crosses the centenarian milestone to reach 104 years. He witnesses the transformation of her memory, her emigration from Lebanon to Brazil and the stories of love, children and suspended time. The film is written and directed by Hady Zaccak, produced by ZAC Films and distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.
Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) won the Jury Award at the MalmÃ¶ Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in Sweden, and before that it won the Award of Merit at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival in Nassau, USA and an Appreciation Award at the Impact Docs Awards.
Landed its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), where it competed within the Muhr Feature Competition, Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) took part in several film festivals including Beirut Cinema Days 2017, Sharm El Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, where it marked the sole documentary within the International Features Competition, Cairo Cinema Days and Lebanese Film Festival (LFF) in Sydney, Australia.
Lebanese award-winning director Hady Zaccak studied at the Institut d'Ã‰tudes ScÃ©niques, Audiovisuelles et CinÃ©matographiques, Saint-Joseph University (IESAV) in Beirut. Zaccak wrote and directed more than 20 documentaries, including; Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) (2017), Kamal Joumblatt, Witness and Martyr (2015), Marcedes (2012), A History Lesson (2010), The War of Peace (2007) and Refugees for Life (2006).