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Narcy is an Arab in the West and a Hip Hop artist trying to make it in the rap game. When he tries to board a flight to New York with his friend Yushua to perform at a music festival, Narcy is stopped by an ignorant and zealous security agent. In the style of the epic music video, 'Phatwa' will make you laugh, bob your head, and question the perceptions of Arabs in a post-9/11 world.
“Narcycist: Good rap for bad airports”

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Film Title Phatwa
Director Hala Al Salman
Country Iraqi short film - Arab short Film
Year 2008
Genre Short
Length 20 min
Language Arabic, English
Subtitles English
DVD region ALL
Synopsis Narcy is an Arab in the West and a Hip Hop artist trying to make it in the rap game. When he tries to board a flight to New York with his friend Yushua to perform at a music festival, Narcy is stopped by an ignorant and zealous security agent. In the style of the epic music video, 'Phatwa' will make you laugh, bob your head, and question the perceptions of Arabs in a post-9/11 world.
Director Profile Director Hala Al Salman is a one-woman studio specialising in videojournalism and short documentaries. As a videojournalist she travelled across the Middle East producing news stories for Reuters TV and short documentaries for Current TV. In 2008 she produced an online documentary series for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) and a short film ‘PHATWA’.