Amal

Showings

Isabel Bader Theatre Sun, Apr 29, 2018 6:45 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre Mon, Apr 30, 2018 3:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 Sun, May 6, 2018 10:15 AM
Film Info
Runtime:83
Copyright:2017
Country Listing:Lebanon
Egypt
France
Germany
Norway
Denmark
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Language:Arabic
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Activism
Children & Youth
Feminism & Breaking Barriers
Her Story
Middle East
By Program - Sort:Closed Captions & Full Subtitles
Website:http://www.docandfilm.com/en/cinema/amal-2
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mohamed Siam
Producer(s):Myriam Sassine
Mohamed Siam
Executive Producer(s):Talal Al-Muhanna
Bruni Burres
Editor(s):Ve´ronique Lagoarde-Se´got
Writer(s):Mohamed Siam
Cinematography:Mohamed Siam
Composer:Matthieu Deniau
Sound:Jocelyn Robert

Description

Just 14 at the time of Egypt's Tahrir Square revolution, Amal bravely took to the streets shouting for change, demanding her voice be heard. We meet her just after her boyfriend is killed and she is violently assaulted by armed police. Scarred by injustice, she doesn't yet know the political and personal consequences of her early taste of rebellion. As filmmaker Mohamed Siam follows her over the next six years, he chronicles not only an unguarded young girl's coming of age but a country's parallel struggle towards freedom. Headstrong and full of anger, Amal lashes out at her less dissident mother, her suffocating friends and the patriarchy that still surrounds her. As the democratic hopes of the revolution begin to wane, she must also face the realities of a girl asserting herself in an Arab police state. Her name literally translating to "hope," Amal is a young woman undeterred. Myrocia Watamaniuk

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