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Ahmed Fawzi Saleh & Mostafa Noor | 2015 Fall cycle

“Fish Killed Twice”

Egypt | 2015 | 70 min | Feature Length Documentary

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The film traces the exceptional fate of two young men who are sentenced to death in the shadow of the changing political situation in Egypt after the fall of Mubarak.


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“My Head Is Not A Graveyard”

Syria – UK | 2015 | 45 min | Short Documentary

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At the heart of Hama ’82 massacre lies all the “now”, concentrated in 27 days,and felt over the three decades that followed. I didn’t witness the massacre, but its smell still lingers under my skin, and under the skin of the city. Everything in the city, even that apocalypse, became normalised, with all the enormity of normality: the city’s despair, silence, conveyed fear, and its confused affiliation with the daily pictures of Syrians that shape our new memory. The diary of the fighters in Jabal al-Zawiya, the writings on the siege that walk a tightrope between life and death, and a never-ending series of videos that crossed quickly… and a massacre. From distant London, I unravel the shambles of my memory, trying to  revenge the past by overly and shamelessly looking death in the eye.


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Nada Riyadh and Ayman El Amir | 2015 Winter cycle

“Happily Ever After”

Egypt | 2015 | 40 min | Short Documentary

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The filmmaker falls in love amid the turmoil of recent political events in Egypt. Her project is to make love conquer the growing distance between her lover and her country. A rare look into what should have been Egypt’s youth generation normal life.


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“Bread & Angels”

Morocco and France | 2016 | 70 min | Feature length Documentary

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In Casablanca, one conflict has been persisting for more than five years now, between Najat, Aziza, Fanida, the State and activists of Human rights. Each one of them is dedicated, in the midst of a frustrating see-saw relationship, to their idea about the future of a unique cemetery in Morocco, a place that is still virtual, place of memory, built for the victims of the Bread Revolt of June, 1981. Rachid, 30 years old, its caretaker, lives in total silence and isolation, in a cemetery that no one visits and without knowing what tomorrow will bring.


Juma Hamdu | 2016 Spring Cycle
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“Rude Refugees Diaries”

Syria | 2016 | 56 min | Mid length Documentary

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Gyath, Khaled, And Juma, three Syrians in their thirties have moved to Beirut after the demonstrations took place in Syria. The film follows separately the characters in their everyday life, their experiences with Beirut, their choices, and the discovery of new inner identities while putting behind a country they never thought of leaving, at least without planning ahead. the film focus on the psychological idea of the space and its complex relation with each character perception of “Home”.


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Usama Ghanoum | 2016 Spring Cycle

“The Black Stones”

Syria | 2016 | 45 min | Short Documentary

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The film takes place in the sieged neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Homs, in the period between early 2012 and late 2013. The film focuses specifically on the field hospital. Within the film we see several facets of the day to day life, including, the daily movements and commutes of people amid the on going bombardments, and how the injured are being treated in the field hospital. The film also shows us the other side of the daily life, the smiles and the jokes and how people normalized the everyday bombings.


Hanan Abdalla and Cressida Trew | 2016 Summer CycleHanan Abdalla Photo

“The Vote”

Egypt – UK | 2016 | 100 min | Future Length Documentary

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In the first elections after the fall of Mubarak, three women fight for different visions of Egypt, as millions prepare to vote for the first time. But days away from the vote, as the world prepares to hail the birth of a ‘new Democracy’, thousands take to the streets calling for a second revolution, and a brutal power-struggle is about to break loose. This is the untold story of how an election was used to derail a revolution, questioning some of our most engrained beliefs about the so-called failure of the Arab Spring, the struggle for change, and Democracy itself.


Soraya El Kahlaoui and Intissar Jbeiha | 2016 Fall Cycle

“Landless Moroccans”Photo Soraya El Kahlaoui

Morocco – Algeria | 2016 | 60 min | Mid Length Documentary

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The film highlights the anguish and the resistance of the inhabitants of “Douar Ouled Dlim” following their eviction from their inherited land by the authorities without respite or offers of relocation. Refusing to leave their land, the inhabitants have lived since in makeshift camps, made of plastic tarp and held together by a few wooden pieces From demonstrations to occupations, the people of Douar Ouled Dlim continue fighting, in spite of the silence and indifference.


Mohamed Siam | 2016 Fall Cycle

“Amal”

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Egypt | 2016 | 90 min | Feature Length Documentary

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Filmed over 4 years, Amal is an observational self-discovery journey following Amal, an Egyptian teenager, from the age of 14 – 19 while she’s searching for her place, identity and sexuality in a male-dominant society within a constantly changing country. As she grows from childhood into adulthood, she realizes how limited her choices are being a young female living in an Arab police state in a post-revolution era.Amal embodies the same confusion Egypt has as a state. Each is trying to reach an adult status despite the tough authoritarian regime and political twists. Amal, whose name literally translates to “hope”, is carving a place for herself within this hostile environment by defying the older generation and her pro-state family.


Erige Sehiri and Hafedh Laaridhi | 2017 Summer Cycle

“The Normal Way”

Tunisia, France | 2017 | 70 min | Feature Length Documentary

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Ahmed (35), a third generation railway worker, is forced to deal with « what’s to hand » but dreams of leaving while his companions chose other outlets such as social struggle, rap or the hypothetical expectation of great love.
In the uncertainty and change that Tunisia is going through today; personal aspirations now have the right to exist alongside national interest. Through this portrait of a new generation of railway workers,” La Voie Normale ” tells the story of a transition, of a moment of life, when everyone must now invent their own dreams.