Battalion To My Beat

USA | 2016 | 14 minutes | Eimi Imanishi

Frustrated with the discriminatory gender roles at a Saharawi refugee camp, Mina longs to become a soldier. This coming of age film supports a new, inspirational take on the lives of refugees.

Director Biography
Eimi Imanishi is a U.S. born Japanese citizen who grew up in France. She earned her BFA at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, where she majored in sculpture and explored the visual language of objects on film and in video installations. She met her husband who is from Western Sahara when living and studying art in Barcelona, Spain, in 2003. Her research about the Moroccan occupation and the nature of the Saharawi resistance began shortly after her first visit to occupied Western Sahara in 2005. Eimi currently lives and works in Brooklyn, USA. 

  • Director: Eimi Imanishi
  • Principal Cast: Mariam Omar Ahmed
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 14 minutes
  • Producer: Eimi Imanishi
  • Screenplay: Eimi Imanishi, Julia Thompson, Ghalia Omar Ahmed
  • Cinematographers: Christian Cruz
  • Editors: Kim Spurlock
  • Music: Raul Garcia, Mariam Hassan
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: Arabic
  • Has Subtitles: Yes