All About Amal

  • Amal [Mohamed Siam]
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title : أمل
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2017
Format : Feature
Running time : 83 (in minutes)

Amal is 14 years old when she ends up on Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution, after the death of her boyfriend in the Port Said Stadium riot. During the protests, she is beaten by police and dragged across the square by her hair. This coming-of-age film follows her over the years after the revolution. As the film cuts between the unfolding current events and Amal's rapidly changing life and appearance, we see her searching for her own identity in a country in transition. Amal is fiery and fearless, sinking her teeth into the protests and constantly lecturing her mother, who works as a judge. A girl among men, she also has to fight for respect and the right to take part, both in the street and in the rest of her life. In Egypt, even for a young woman like Amal-her name means "hope"-the choices open to her for her future are limited.

A film by Mohamed Siam

Egypt, Lebanon, Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, Qatar / 2017 / Documentary / 1h23 min, color, DCP

Society/Resistance, Human Interest/Youth /Women / History/Arab Spring /Egypt/ Form/Portret / Identity / Society/Emancipation / War

Country: Egypt, Lebanon, Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, Qatar

Mohamed Siam (for ArtKhana, Egypt)
Myriam Sassine (for Abbout Productions, Lebanon)

German Co-producer: Sara Bokemeyer
Norwegian co-producer: Ingrid Lill Høgtun (Barentsfilm AS).

Executive producers
Talal Al-Muhanna, Bruni Burres

Mohamed Siam

Mohamed Siam

Mohamed Siam

Véronique Lagoarde-Ségot

Sound Design
Jocelyn Robert

Matthieu Deniau

Myriam Sassine for Abbout Productions,
Mohamed Siam for ArtKhana

Andolfi (France),
Barentsfilm As (Norway),
Good Company Pictures
Shortcuts Productions

with the support from
OIF (France)
Sørfond (Norway)
Doha Film Institute / DFI (Qatar) /
World Cinema Fund - WCF Europe (Production Grants), Berlin: 30 000 euros of grants.

World Sales
Doc & Film International

Distribution for the Netherlands
Cinema Delicatessen

Screening copy
Doc & Film International

Budget: €250,000

2017 | IDFA 2017 - 30th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
* Section: IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary (Length: Longer than 70 min.)
* Section: Shifting Perspectives: The Arab World
- World Premiere

2016 | IDFA Bertha Fund 2016
Supported with €17500 for Classic: Production & postproduction

2016 | IDFA Forum
Round Table Pitch

2016 | Thessaloniki International Film Festival / 18th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece | 11-20 March 2016
* Selection - Docs in Progress (Thessaloniki Doc Market).
Looking for:​ Co-production, Broadcasters
Production Stage: Post-production (Budget: €250,000)
* Won: Docs-In-Progress Prize




أمل فتاة مراهقة غاضبة، تبلغ سن الرشد في مصر الخارجة لتوها من ثورة بدَّلت معالمها بشكل جذري. الفيلم- تمَّ تصويره على مدار خمسة أعوام - بمثابة رحلة تأملية لاكتشاف الذات. يتعقب "أمل" محاولات بطلته الشابة (من سن الخامسة عشرة حتى العشرين) لتحديد هويتها وإيجاد مكانٍ لها وسط مجتمعٍ ذكوري بامتياز. وبينما تكبر، تكتشف أمل مدى محدودية خياراتها كأنثى شابة تعيش في بلد عربي في زمن ما بعد الثورة

فيلم وثائقي طويل / مصر, لبنان, فرنسا, ألمانيا, الدنمارك, قطر / ٢٠۱٧ / 0 دقائق / اللغة الأصلية: العربية / الإهتمامات: وثائقي إبداعي

محمد صيام

محمد صيام

ميريام ساسين



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