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SCALES is a visually stunning feminist parable set in a dystopian landscape. It follows the story of a strong-willed young girl, Hayat, whose poor fishing village is governed by a dark tradition: every family must give one daughter to the mermaid-like sea creatures who inhabit the waters, to ensure the village can continue their fishing expeditions. When Hayat’s father refuses, the girl becomes a pariah, considered a curse by the village and urged to sacrifice herself – but Hayat has her own ideas about her destiny.
A Variance Films release.
- Country UAE | Iraq | KSA
- Language In Arabic with English subtitles
- Running Time 75 minutes
- Distributor Variance Films
- Director Shahad Ameen
- Cast Ashraf Barhoum, Yagoub AlFarhan, Fatima Al Taei, Haifa AlAgha
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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