JCC 2022

Give Up The Ghost

Give Up The Ghost

ZAIN DURAIE - Jordanie


Salam’s dream of becoming a mother shatters when she discovers she cannot have children with her husband. A lifetime of convictions and beliefs is put to the test as Salam realizes she must make a choice.

Film details

Type : Short Narrative Film
Duration : 15 min
Year of production : 2019
Country : Jordanie
Casting : Maria Zreik- Ziad Bakri -Nibal Al Awadi- Amin Safi
Screenwriter : Zain Duraie
Cinematography : Benoit Chamaillard
Editor : Abdallah Sada
Director : ZAIN DURAIE
Production company : Tabi360


Jordanian director, writer and actress Zain Duraie was born in Amman, and graduated from the Toronto Film School in 2009. Her directorial debut short film Horizon (2013), won the Best of the Festival Selects at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, and the Audience Choice Award at the 20th edition of the Franco-Arab Film Festival. Her latest short film, Give Up the Ghost (2019), was screened at the 76th Venice Film Festival.