Make a Wish

Short film screening as part of the Arab Film Festival

Make a Wish

Saturday, November 03, 2007
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Guild Theater
135 South Doheny Drive

A young Palestinian girl will do whatever it takes to buy a birthday cake. Eleven-year-old Mariam begs her mother for the extra money she needs to buy a cake at the local bakery. But when Mariam arrives at the bakery, cash finally in hand, she realizes that she still doesn't have enough. Determined to get her cake, she sets out to brave the obstacles and get the money she needs. In Dabis's visually arresting film, what begins as a simple trip to the bakery turns into a journey that discloses the subtle tensions of a politically charged environment and the grief that can result from growing up under occupation.

Director: Cherien Dabis

Palestine/USA, 2006, 12 minutes


This screening is part of the Arab Film Festival. For details on the festival, please visit


Cost: $10.00 general admission, $8.00 students/seniors

Special Instructions

This short film is being shown together with the documentary USA vs. Al-Arian and the ticket price includes both films.

Arab Film Festival

Sponsor(s): , Arab Film Festival