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France, Lebanon | 15' | 01/2022 | fiction

Warsha follows Mohammad, a Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes. Away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom.

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Dania Bdeir


Dania Bdeir is a Lebanese-Canadian award-winning writer & director. She’s a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and has an MFA in directing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2019 she was selected as a Berlinale Talent and participated in its Short Film Station with Warsha. She is currently based in Dubai and is developing her first feature film Pigeon Wars.


  • Warsha (short, 2022)
  • In White (short, 2017)
  • Kaleidoscope (short, 2014)
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Director: Dania Bdeir
Screenplay: Dania Bdeir
Producer: Inter Spinas Films: Coralie Dias
Co-Producers: Né à Beyrouth Films: Pierre Sarraf
Associate producers: GoGoGo Films: Carine Ruszniewski – Mohammed Fakhro
Cinematographer: Shadi Chaaban
Sound Design: Régis Diebold, Mathieu Z’Graggen
Editor: Ali J. Dalloul
Composer: Hello Psychaleppo
Production Designer: Perrine Villemur, Rita Chaghoury
VFX: La Planète Rouge
Cast: Khansa


  • Sundance Film Festival, United States (20 – 30 January, 2022)
    Short Film Competition


Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English & French: Click here

Downloadable trailer: coming soon

Excerpts: coming soon