Who are we
At Kinana Films, we believe that every voice and story deserves to be heard. As a Swedish-based film production company, we are dedicated to promoting diversity and embracing new perspectives in the industry. With a mission to bridge the cultural gap between Sweden and the Middle East, we strive to provide a platform for both emerging and established filmmakers to bring their unique stories to life. From script to screen, our team of experienced professionals provides the support and resources needed to bring your vision to the world.
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.
ALL IS GOOD NOW
Through a magnifying lens, a young man’s struggle to adapt to a foreign culture while confronting their past is revealed, exposing the intense emotional challenge of starting anew.
Kinana film’s team
what are we up to
Close Up Initiative 2023: Yalla Parkour selected.
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.
MEDIMED 2021: Yalla Parkour represented by Kinana Films
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.
Basel Mawlawi is selected for the EAVE Producers Workshop 2021
Film producer Basel Mawlawi is participating in the EAVE Producers Workshop 2021, focusing on his upcoming feature documentary, Yalla Parkour.