Scene from the film The Wait
Scene from the film The Wait
Scene from the film The Wait

The Wait

  • Bangladesh
  • Portugal
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The days in Lisbon are long, but the nights are longer. Anik and Nazmul are just two of the many semi-legal migrants from Bangladesh waiting for their residency applications to proceed. They're stuck: they can't leave the country to go home or anywhere else. Maybe tomorrow, they'll get the call from the Portuguese Immigration Service, informing them that their applications have moved on to the next phase. Until then, they'll have the same old chat before heading to sleep, ready for another day.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Nayeem Mahbub
  • Cinematography
    Nayeem Mahbub
  • Editing
    Nayeem Mahbub
  • Sound
    Sohel Rahman, Nayeem Mahbub
  • Runtime
    8 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Bangladesh
    • Portugal
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Doclisboa 2014 (Portugal)
    • Cinemigratorio 2014 (Spain)
    • Festival of Migrant Film 2013 (Slovenia) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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