Ali and the ball

Dir. Alex HOLMES    Written by HELEN  PANCKHURST   Editor: Simon NJOO

8-year-old Ali lives in a refugee detention centre with his mother and little sister Fatima. When his mother’s precious knitting needles are confiscated, Ali is forced to take action. Desperate to save his family, he hatches a plan using a ball and the help of a girl on the other side of the razor-wire fence.

Best Short Fiction Film, Sydney Film Festival, 2008

Best Direction in an Australian Short Film, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, 2009