I SAY DUST playing now on Sundance TV
MALI WALI // DANCE SHORT
'BEIRUT DYING STARS'
A semi-biographical short story
'At the corner of my hood, the scent of gardenia came blasting on waves of early morning breeze. Walking in Beirut in the late 90s was like taking a tour of scents. If you sniffed too hard, you could detect the smells of dried blood, welding fumes and fresh vomit. Beirut smelled like the moon, a mix of fired gunpowder and lunar dust, the consequence of dying stars.'
'WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY FIRST FAILED SPONGE CAKE'
A semi-biographical short story.
"My life is very terribly documented. Consequently, I have no interest in collectibles. It’s a curse but also a treasured possession. I can reinvent my childhood. My soft shadow just appears from time to time but memory is a kind of fiction. A vigorous attempt to retrieve it is never close to a triumph. I have sort of let go of this idea to find value in other things. Simple things. Things like making a sponge cake. Sponge cakes are thought to be the newbie baker smooth sailing ground."
I SAY DUST now playing on BBC CHANNEL
RECENT SCIENCE FICTION PUBLICATION
I COME FROM FUTURE
science fiction short story published in Blind Spot (The english version of French Angle Mort) // July 2016
IMAGINE THE CITY
science fiction stage play published in Qahwa Project issue 3 MENASA FUTURISM (April 2017)
(Los Angeles // June 22, 2016)
INTERVIEW in Aicha Qandisha
(Netherlands // June 30, 2016)
INTERVIEW in Establishment
(USA // April 7, 2016)
Science fiction texts part of 'Halcyon' exhibition for Transart Institute Triennale
Curated by Rachel Dedman
'I Come From Future' and 'The Flukian', two science fiction short stories by Darine Hotait will take part in this exhibition, text prints and readings.
Halcyon is a research and exhibition space which brings together artists and writers using the critical possibilities of science-fiction to address contemporary urgencies surrounding identity, placehood, conflict, landscape, technology, architecture, futurity and time.
Berlin . August 5-7, 2016 at Uferstudios
London. August 10, 2016 at Mosaic Rooms
Photos by Rachel Dedman // Graphics and text design by Studio Zumra
Speaker at Step Conference
Panel discussion: "Herstory of Arab Film – Female Filmmakers Telling Tale".
Location: DMS Stage
Time: 12:25 PM
Duration: 35 minutes
. NEW YORK CITY
Screenwriting Workshop for feature screenplays
Dates: August 8-15-22-29
Asian American Writers' Workshop (AAWW)
Registration opens soon.
. ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Cinephilia Screenwriting Lab for Shorts
Dates: October 4-16, 2017
In Collaboration with Arab Film Festival
With the support of The City of Rotterdam
To apply Here