Who are we
Kinana Films is a Film production company based in Sweden. Our purpose is to support and welcome new voices, ideas, and perspectives. We aim to utilize our space and knowledge to bridge Sweden and the Middle East. We are constantly working on fortifying and contributing to the diversity of productions in Sweden.
What do we do?
FADI, a Syrian refugee who works as a barber in a make-shift salon in a refugee camp in Southern Sweden provides a neutral ear for the various ethnic and political groups residing in the camp. FADI’s customers reveal the struggles of every day immigrant life in Sweden and the dynamics between peoples within the camp. When FADI develops a relationship with a new client, he is forced to question his own values, which are already so often challenged by life in Sweden. Within seconds, FADI must make a potentially life-altering decision that may alleviate the pain from his past, but may change his future forever.
a day in gothenburg
After canceling Mazen’s trip to Istanbul, due to the measures caused by COVID-19, he returns to the central train station in Gothenburg, where he encounters Mariam, who finds herself stuck at the station after announcing the closure of the border between Sweden and Denmark. While both are longing to depart and continue their journey, a strong sensation tells them that they need to stay longer.
HABIB & THE THIEF
Habib & The Thief is sexy police and thief game between two Arab men and the thing they fear the most.
Kinana film’s team
what are we up to
Yalla Parkour documentary by Areeb Zuaiter and produced by Basel Mawlawi got selected among 16 projects to be part of the Close Up Initiative 2023.
Yalla Parkour is selected at the MEDIMED 2021. Producer Basel Mawlawi and director Areeb Zuaiter pitched the project in front of commissioning editors, distributors, sales agents, and financiers.
Film producer Basel Mawlawi is participating in the EAVE Producers Workshop 2021, focusing on his upcoming feature documentary, Yalla Parkour.