Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

All Days

  • Kash Kash - Without Feathers We Can't Live

    Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

    The filmmaker’s hometown, Beirut, is torn apart by a corrupt political elite, anti-government protests, and one of the biggest explosions of the 21st century. But above the city’s roofs soars an unexpected bearer of hope—the pigeon game of chance “Kash Hamam”. Every evening, in the golden sun above the labyrinth streets, the sky populates, and all over the city swarms of birds fly out of their cages. Their flight follows the choreography of an ancient tradition. A game allegedly invented by embattled kings in the hope of saving their soldiers from the folly of war.

    Lea Najjar / Germany, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary