A Little Girl’s Last Ride With Her Mum, A Prayer For Her Journey Home

 

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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.

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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.

Watch ‘Fatiha’ by Margaret Bong (Malaysia) on Viddsee:

‘Fatiha’ has screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hangzhou Asia Film Festival and the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival.

Here’s another family’s road trip to visit grandfather’s grave. Watch this Taiwanese short film ‘Chingming’ 《清明》 by on Viddsee

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