FIREFLIES – Raouf Zaki (United States, 2017) 16’38”





In this silent film, when a withdrawn Middle Eastern man begins frequenting a Boston café, the headwaiter grows increasingly suspicious about the true nature of his visits.




Director: Raouf Zaki is the president of RA Vision Productions. Since 9/11, Raouf has dedicated himself to creating films that bridge Western and Arabic cultures. In 2006, he produced a short comedy film entitled Just Your Average Arab, which has taken colleges across the US by storm. He also produced Santa Claus in Baghdad, a short film based on Elsa Marston’s award-winning story about generosity.