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Laina Barakat


Laina Barakat is an independent film writer/director/producer, and founder of Wayward Ark Productions. Her film career began with Either/Or Films on their well received feature, The Sensation of Sight (starring David Strathairn, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Adams and Ann Cusack), and where she produced films for nearly a decade. Her film Only Daughter premiered at Cinequest Film Festival and picked up awards across the country including the Audience Choice Award at New York No Limits, and NH Film of the Year at New Hampshire Film Festival. While working with Kingston Road Pictures, Laina Associate and Line-Produced the documentary More Art Upstairs which premiered at Hot Docs in 2017 and won Best Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival. In 2016 she started Wayward Ark Productions, and since then has written, directed, and produced seven award winning short films.


Synopsis : 

Suffocated by an overbearing father and two older sisters who soak up any attention that comes their way, Clare is desperate to escape. She plans a trip to Iceland by herself where she can experience nature, and make her own decisions for the first time in her life. Light Attaching to a Girl poetically drifts between the interior and exterior life of an adolescent, as she reckons with haunting memories of her childhood even as she takes her first steps into adulthood.

about the film 





country of filming


first time filmmaker


1 hour 2 minutes

December 1, 2021

United States

Iceland, United States




01 23 45 67 89

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