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Battalion To My Beat

Directed by Eimi Imanishi

Short Narrative
USA, Algeria, Western Sahara | 14 min | 2016

Naively envisioning herself a Jeanne D’Arc of the desert, Mariam runs away from the Western Saharan refugee camps in Algeria hoping to liberate her homeland from occupation.

Battalion to my Beat - Eimi ImanishiEimi Imanishi
Director, Producer, Writer

Eimi Imanishi is a Japanese filmmaker born in the United States and raised in France. She studied at University College London’s Slade School of Fine Art. Battalion to My Beat (16) is her first short film.

Battalion to my Beat - Poster

Film Information

Director: Eimi Imanishi
Country: United States, Algeria, Western Sahara
Year: 2016
Language: Arabic
Runtime: 14 min
Rated: PG13


Producers: Eimi Imanishi, Julia Thompson, Ghalia Omar Ahmed
Cinematographer/DP:  Christian Cruz
Assistant Director:
 Ahmed Mohamed Lamin

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