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Lulu's Curls (2009) Directed by Fahmi Farahat


7 year old Arab-American Lulu will do anything to straighten her hair before the most important day in her life, the first grad.


Lulu, a 7-year-old Arab-American girl, hates her curly hair. Along with her straight-haired younger sister Dada, Lulu plans to do anything to straighten her curls before the start of the most important time of her life - first grade. The girls’ attempts lead to humorous results and an important life lesson.


The 5-minute short, directed by Saudi filmmaker Fahmi F. Farahat, features Arab-American comedian Aron Kader from Comedy Central’s “Axis of Evil Tour,” with music by composer Vicente Avella, whose credits include FOX’s Family Guy and American Dad. The film’s characters are based on a children’s story by Saudi illustrator Heba Farahat.

Semi-Finalist: Moondance Film Festival, USA  2009


Official selection:

Big Bear Lake international film festival, USA 2009

Arab film festival, USA  2009

Gulf film festival, UAE 2009

San Diego international children's film festival, USA 2009

San Francisco Bay Area Int’l children's film festival, USA 2009

|  Comedy  |  2009  |  10 mins  |  IMDB  |

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 Producer, Director & Editor

 Fahmi Farahat

Writing by

 Heba Farahat

Production Designer

 Rahma Farahat

Produced by

Murad Ameryah

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