June 19–20, 2014
Written and Directed by Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf
Featuring: Rom Barkhordar, Daniel Cantor, Catherine Dildilian, Susaan Jamshidi, Charlette Speigner, Yousof Sultani, and Demetrios Troy
The Translator tells the story of Sammy, an English-Arabic translator who defected from Syria, and Zaid, his politically active brother who is arrested for peacefully demonstrating against the regime. A fearful Sammy illegally returns to Syria in order to find his brother and in the process discovers his courage.