Mia Bittar - Film maker

Mia Bittar

A Lebanese & Sudanese independent filmmaker with a passion for producing stories in Sudan that can resonate globally, with a strong focus on women’s voices- both on and off-screen.
Her previous short fiction IMAN screened at international festivals including Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Middle East Now, CinemAfrica and L’Institut du Monde Arabe. Mia is a Realness Institute and Creative Producer Indaba alumni.

The Bath

Mia Bittar

Sudan, 2022, Tigrinya, 30 min

Arabic dialogue with English subtitles

Annually millions of people leave their homes searching for a new life – 24-year old Eritrean Almaz is one of them. Eyes are set on the West she must first get smuggled out of neighboring Sudan. A key stop on one of the most well-used migration paths in Africa, thousands cross Sudan each year. No official status or money, Almaz battles isolation and discrimination while finding support and acceptance in unexpected ways.