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.
Best Documentary Medium Length | DOC LA, USA, 2020
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
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
Tasawwuf Inspiration (2015, doc.), Dukes on the Ropes (2018), Emily, ilaw ng tahanan (2021, short).