We Are Inside

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Returning to her father’s house after being away for more than a decade, Farah, 31 and still single, has to face the fact that her city of birth is getting increasingly conservative. Farah’s only way to connect with her father Mustapha (83) is to join his weekly all-male classical Arabic poetry club. (And, Farah doesn’t even like poetry). Her test: reading her original poems and they vote, in or out. They both know this is their last chance to really get to know each other — thank God they have a good sense of humour.

We Are Inside is a participant of the 2019 (Egg)celerator Lab.


Farah Kassem looks at the camera. Black and White portrait.Born in Tripoli, Lebanon, Farah Kassem graduated from ALBA University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Audio Visual studies. Since 2008, Farah has been working as a director, editor and D.O.P on several documentaries. Her filmography includes short documentaries that have competed in Visions du Réel, Warsaw Film Festival, DOK Leipzig and many others. Her first short documentary, My Father looks like Abdel Nasser, received a special mention award at Dubai International Film Festival 2012. In 2016, she completed her Master’s degree in documentary filmmaking at DocNomads in Portugal, Hungary and Belgium. Her upcoming feature documentary, We are inside, is an awardee of the 2019 (Egg)celerator Lab Program.