Love and life started with a prayer for this family.
It’s a silent drive home. Mum’s not well. Dad’s demeanour is staid, sad, and reflective.
Fatiha’s dad has summoned her from kindergarten to join her mum in a long drive home to the village.
As she recounts her day to her dad, he lapses into memories spent with his wife: How they started their family, their hopes and dreams, and the birth of their daughter Fatiha, who’s named after a prayer.
The landscape changes rapidly as they drive towards the village, and so, slowly so does another prayer for a life and memory well lived.
‘Fatiha’ has screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hangzhou Asia Film Festival and the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival.