“In a fanatic dictatorship. Modern dance is the secret code of the silent resistance. At out-of-the-way places in town young people celebrate the hidden joy of life with their bodies, cope with the terror they experienced. Silence being the only sound in the city of Ghabra.
SAMT is the introduction to a dysfunctional society that is about to implode.”


  • Best Fiction Film Award – Lebanese Film Festival 12th edition – Beirut, Lebanon
  • Silver Tanit for Best short – 50th Journees Cinematographiques de Carthages (JCC) – Tunis
  • Jury Prize – 19th Ismailia International film festival for Documentaries and shorts (Egypt)
  • Audience Award – FICAM, Festival International du Cinema d’Animation de Mekness (Morocco)
  • Audience Award – Le PIAFF / Paris international Animation Film Festival (France)
  • Best Youth Film – Jinzhen International Short Film Festival (China)
  • Honorable Mention – San Francisco Dance Film Festival (USA)
  • Best short Film – Sydney World Film Festival (Australia)

For more information, please check the official website: SAMT(silence)