EMILY, ILAW NG TAHANAN
EMILY, ILAW NG TAHANAN

EMILY, ILAW NG TAHANAN

Director Anna Prokou

Production year 2020

Length 19min.

Country Qatar/Greece

screenings

07 Oct 2021 19.30 Moscow Cinema, Red hall
08 Oct 2021 11․00 Moscow Cinema, Red hall

SYNOPSIS

This film tells the story of Emily, a 25-year-old Filipina singer in Doha. But this is not about a performance.Instead, it is a real and deeply personal story - a journey of discovery, identity and self-preservation. Most people keep their deepest trauma hidden and locked up inside a box, but for Emily, her “box of trauma” has grown so big that confronting a painful past is the only chance of escaping.The film takes place entirely within a red box. 

Awards

Best Documentary Medium Length | DOC LA, USA, 2020

CAST & CREW

Anna Prokou
Anna Prokou

Director

Producer(s)

Anna Prokou

Script

Anna Prokou

Director of Photography

Mesa Prum

Music by

Ryan Taubert

Sound

Severin Favriau

Edit

Anna Prokou

Cast

Isaac Malinao

Anna Prokou

An award-winning documentary filmmaker and film/video editor from Greece, who is currently based in Qatar. She studied film directing at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University. Anna has also obtained diplomas in film/video editing, sound engineering and music technology in Greece. In addition to her film experience, she has a strong background in music studies and has earned several degrees including in piano, fugue, counterpoint and harmony. Since 2003, Anna has edited more than 65 documentaries for independent production companies and private channels, as well as the national Greek Public Television and the Al Jazeera Media Network, including many that have won multiple awards at major international film festivals. For the past six years, she has been working as a video editor at Al Jazeera while also creating her own documentaries


Filmography

Tasawwuf Inspiration (2015, doc.), Dukes on the Ropes (2018), Emily, ilaw ng tahanan (2021, short).

FILMS 2021