Reel Shorts 2016

  • 14:13
  • Palestine/France/Germany
  • 2015
  • Arabic/English/Hebrew with English subtitles

The silent routine of five nuns living in the West Bank is disturbed when an Israeli family’s car breaks down outside the convent. Unable to use the telephone due to Sabbath restrictions, the family must ask the nuns for assistance, but helping the family necessitates breaking their vow of silence. When religious customs collide, an unorthodox solution must be found. Nominated for an Oscar in 2016 for Best Live Action Short.



  • Coarse Language



  • Basil Khalil
*Alberta premiere*