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Dunya's Day

NY Premiere

Director: Raed Alsemari Alsemari

Saudi Arabia, 2018, 14 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2019

Category:Narrative Short


Cast:Sara Balghonaim, Rahaf, Sarah Altaweel

Crew:Writer: Raed Alsemari - Producers: Sarah Elnawasrah, Raed Alsemari


Abandoned by her domestic help, Dunya fights to throw the perfect graduation soirée.


About the director

A local of Riyadh and New York, Raed Alsemari is completing his MFA in Filmmaking at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. His first on-set experience was as a casting associate on Jon Stewart’s Rosewater in Amman, Jordan. He later spent a year producing Saudi short-form comedy with Telfaz11. In 2016, he obtained his BA in History and Literature from Harvard University with a focus on Postcolonial Studies.

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