, the short film by Tony Hajjar
of Sparta, has been selected to be part of the Los Angeles Short Film Festival and the Harlem International Film Festival.
Eme Nakia is a unique 16-minute film that Tony Hajjar along with his band Sparta will release as part of a special edition of their new album, Threes
. The word "Eme" means "Mother" in Arabic, and Nakia was the name of Tony's mother. The album and short film will be available on 10/24.
The film grew out of a desire for the band to make a movie while recording their third album. Jim Ward, frontman and guitarist for band, suggested telling the story of Hajjar
's (Sparta's drummer) remarkable personal history: He was born in Beirut, Lebanon and at the age of 5, along with his family, fled his country during the Lebanese civil war of 1975-1990.
Check out the trailer streams below to get a feel for the short film:
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