Short Slot 3

Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 19th


Thu Feb 27, 2020 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande


Directed by Rami Kodeih
Narrative Short
USA | 24:51 min | 2019

As Nazis separate children from their parents in the Warsaw Ghetto, a gang of women risks everything to smuggle their friend’s three-month-old baby to safety. Inspired by true events. Starring Alia Shawkat (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, SEARCH PARTY), Edin Gali (MAD MEN), Dorota Puzio, Rebeca Robles (BETTER THINGS), Erika Soto (VIDA), and Mark McCullough (LOGAN LUCKY).

Alina, poster | Rami Kodeih

ALINA is about a group of women in the Warsaw Ghetto who try to smuggle a three-month-old baby to safety before the Nazis send her to a concentration camp. It’s inspired by true events and, in many ways, is a tribute to our own mothers, who saved our family from war and an anti-Semitic regime.

The story of women taking action in the face of persecution and fascism is a timeless one, and it is an honor to share it with you.

We made this film with the help of family, friends, and a wonderful cast, including Alia Shawkat (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, SEARCH PARTY) and Edin Gali (MAD MEN). We all thank you for considering this film.

Warmest regards,
The Filmmakers of ALINA

Rami Kodeih, director | Alina

Rami Kodeih

Rami is an LA-based writer/director. His award-winning narrative shorts and documentaries have screened worldwide, including the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, BFI, Aspen Shortfest, and Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. He is an alumnus of the Sundance Feature Film Program and Berlinale Talents. Rami is currently developing a feature film with XYZ Films (MANDY, THE RAID) and Scythia Films (THE WITCH), as well as a one-hour TV drama, inspired by his own experiences as an immigrant and displaced child of war, for AMC Networks and Participant Media.

Film Information

Director: Rami Kodeih
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Language: English
Runtime: 24:51 min.
Rated: PG-13


Writer: Nora Mariana Salim
Producers: Rachelle Owen, Joshua Owen, Rubber Duck Films, Dorota Puzio, Nora Mariana, Rami Kodeih

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