AFAC Grantee Selected Among Sundance 2019 Fellows
20 May 2019

The AFAC-supported film “The Greatest Wait” by Palestinian director Razan AlSalah was selected among six projects for the Sundance Institute New Frontier Story Lab, which supports independent artists working at the cutting-edge convergence of film, art, media, live performance and technology. The Lab is taking place from May 16 to 21 at the Sundance Resort in Utah.

“The Greatest Wait” is an experimental film that narrates, in a story of impossible yet eternal return, the case of Zei, a third-generation Palestinian refugee, who searches for "her place," floating through an endless map in virtual reality: a stitch of 1940s Haifa, 1990s Beirut and 2020s Montreal.

In 2018, Razan was awarded the Knight Foundation New Frontier Fellowship at Sundance, the Latham Award for an Emerging Experimental Video Artist at Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Sunbird Award for Best Narrative Short at Cinema Days Palestine.

For more information about New Frontier Story Lab and to discover the other selected projects, click here.