feature documentary, directed by Mohamed Siam | 83’| Arabic with English subtitles | 2017
This beautiful coming-of-age story follows Amal as she grows into adulthood in the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution. Shot over six years, the film cuts between unfolding current events and the pivotal changes in Amal’s life. While we she fights to be heard on the streets and at home, we witness her evolving identity reflect her nation in flux. In Egypt, even for a young, fiery woman like Amal – whose name means ‘hope’ – her options for the future are limited.