Sundance taps Mideast projects

Program run by Jordan Film Commission

The Sundance Institute tapped eight projects for its fourth annual Middle East Screenwriters Lab.

Run by Jordan’s Royal Film Commission, the eight fellows worked with creative advisers in Jordan to elevate their scripts.

The projects and writers are: “Abu Shanab,” Aseel Mansour (Jordan); “The Fifth String,” Selma Bargach (Morocco); “Land Of The Brave,” Nizar Wattad (Palestinian Territories/U.S.); “Let It Be Morning,” Sayed Kashua (Israel); “Little American Whore,” Maysoon Zayid (Palestinian Territories/U.S.); “My Brother The Devil,: Sally El- Hosaini (Egypt/U.K.); “Prison Diaries,” Mai Masri (Palestinian Territories/Lebanon); and “When We Are Born,” Nadine Shams (Egypt).

Among this year’s creative advisers were scribes Zach Sklar (“JFK”), DV DeVincentis (“High Fidelity”), Kasi Lemmons (“Talk to Me”), and Tyger Williams (“Menace II Society”).

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