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Dir. Mohamed Siam
Egypt. 2017. 83 mins. Egyptian Arabic with English subs.
14-year-old Amal ends up on Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution. During the protests, she is beaten and dragged across the square by her hair. In the years that follow, Amal’s rapidly developing fearless persona cross cuts with political events as she fights for respect and the right to participate in a country in transition.
Screening with Black Mamba
Siam is a film director and cinematographer who has received several international grants and prizes in support of his films (Sundance, World Cinema Fund, CNC, Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Sorfond, Vision Sud Est, Doha Film Institute, OIF, Catapult, Hot Docs and AFAC among many others). His films have screened in festivals such as NYFF, Karlovy Vary, Hot Docs. His last film AMAL was the IDFA Opening Film 2017