From the Episode: Future

Salam Ghourba (Farewell Exile)

| August 23, 2016

NYU / 2011 / 15 minutes / Arabic / Color

“It’s not a trip for a woman, let alone one with her kid.”

When a letter arrives from her husband, Fatima must choose between a continued life of poverty or a dangerous journey across international borders with her young son.

Directed by Lamia Alami. Principal Cast: Oum El Ghait Benessahraoui, Mourad Zaoui, Aziz Dadas, and Mohammed El Fallahi.

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Lamia Alami

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Credits

Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by
Trifonic

Audio
John Andrieni

Interactive
Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Publicity
Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer