26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Adam Basma Project
The Adam Basma Project
The Adam Basma Project

The Adam Basma Project

director: Leila Basma
original title: The Adam Basma Project
country: Czech Republic
year: 2020
running time: 14 min.


My uncle, Adam Basma, is a belly dancer who fled our convential Muslim family at a young age. Growing up with only what he left behind, I've been wondering my whole life who Adam truly is.


Leila Basma (1994) is a filmmaker from Lebanon. She holds a BA in Audiovisual Arts from IESAV in Beirut and she's currently based in Prague pursuing an MFA in Film Directing at FAMU. She's currently developing her next short film Sea Salt and her first feature The Adam Basma Project with Abbout Productions.

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director: Leila Basma
script: Leila Basma
photography: Zaher Jureidini, Leila Basma
editing: Leila Basma
music: Helly Psychaleppo!
sound Design: Martin Blauber
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