In this documentary short, filmmaker Nayibe Tavares-Abel sets out to make a film based on her great grandmother’s diary entries written in 1918. Incorporating stop motion animation and a silent film shot in 16mm, the filmmaker begins with the aim of poking fun at her great grandmother’s jealousy and conceit, but ends up revealing much about herself in the process.


Short (27mins) Documentary | Dominican Republic


Spanish with subtitles



Nayibe Tavares-Abel Photograph of Nayibe Tavares-Abel Nayibe Tavares-Abel is Dominican of Palestinian and Lebanese origin. She studied French and political science in Michigan and Paris before completing a Filmmaking Conservatory at Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana, DR (2019). Actress-ethnographer for independent theatre groups of Santo Domingo, Tavares-Abel has field experience in the film industry as 2nd and 3rd assistant director, and key production assistant in Dominican and international productions. Her short films as director, "365DAA" (2019) and producer, "Pasajero" (2016) have been showcased at the Premio Joven del Centro de la Imagen and the Muestra Nacional de Cine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.