ALINA

Directed by Nora Mariana

Produced by Rachelle Owen, Rubber Duck Films, Courtney Prather, Nora Mariana, Rami Kodeih, Joshua Owen

USA, 2019

25 min

As Nazis separate children from their parents in the Warsaw Ghetto, a gang of women risks everything to smuggle their friend's three-month-old baby to safety. Inspired by true events. Starring Alia Shawkat (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, SEARCH PARTY), Edin Gali (MAD MEN), Dorota Puzio, Rebeca Robles (BETTER THINGS), Erika Soto (VIDA), and Mark McCullough (LOGAN LUCKY).

Alina follows a group of heroic women smuggling babies out of Nazi territories. Without explosives, stunts, or masses of weaponry, this heart-pounding WWII film helmed by Rami Kodeih keeps you on the edge of your seat. Featuring stunning dramatic performances from the entire cast, including Alia Shawkat (Search Party, Arrested Development), Nora Mariana Salim’s screenplay is so tight that it flies by in 24 minutes. Don’t get a manicure before screening this one - it’s a nail biter.

— Erin Brown Thomas, Artistic Director