Siri Miri

Siri Miri (2021)

Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 3:00 pm.

This short film will be shown on the same program with The Journey of the Others and We Never Left, Palestine.

The Little Theatre

Filmmaker: Luay Awwad

Run Time: 6 min.

Language: Arabic with English subtitles

Style: Narrative

Year: 2021

Awards: Luay Awwad, the Sunbird Award for Best Short Film (Palestine Cinema Days, 2021)

About the Film

Two young men, struggling to find something to do for entertainment, ask iPhone’s Siri for suggestions.

Presented with a list of activities one would normally be able to do, such as “go on a road trip”, the two friends find themselves unable to do any of the suggestions.

“This movie is the closest thing to me; I’ve been suffering from this problem basically since I became a teenager and started going out to the town. I’m going to turn 24 and I’m still suffering from the same problem – when someone wants to really disconnect and have fun, there’s nothing they can do,”

– Luay Awwad, as told to Al Jazeera