Photos by Bill Bloggs

The Cage of Sand

We are writing a feature length script inspired by celebrated novelist and huge inspiration to us Hanan al-Shaykh’s book Women of Sand and Myrrh. This film will tell the story of Emma, a British woman who moves with her husband to an unnamed Gulf country. Lonely and isolated in this strict Muslim world, she seeks out female friendships with the strange and alien creatures living in their sand palaces. These relationships become intoxicating, obsessive and ultimately destructive.
This film will capture these intimate and secretive exchanges beyond the gaze of the patriarchal society through glimpses of conversations, snapshots of skin brushing skin, a babble of languages and a heady score.