Starring: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw
This film opens with Zain El Hajj, a 12-year-old from the slums of Beirut, serving a five-year prison sentence for stabbing “a son of a bitch.” Zain is brought before a court, having decided to take civil action against his parents. When asked by the judge why he wants to sue them, Zain answers. “Because I was born.”
This film received a 15-minute ovation at Cannes and won the Jury Prize.
In Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles