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As I Want

Egypt, France, Germany, Norway, Palestine | 2021 | 88 min. | N-13 / PG

As I Want

Egypt, France, Germany, Norway, Palestine | 2021 | 88 min. | N-13 / PG

About

Cairo, January 25, 2013: An explosion of sexual assaults takes place in Tahrir Square on the second anniversary of the revolution. In response, a massive outpouring of enraged women fill the streets. Director Samaher Alqadi picks up her camera as a form of protection and begins documenting the growing women’s rebellion, not knowing where the story will lead her. When Samaher becomes pregnant during filming, she starts to re-examine the constructs of her own childhood in Palestine and what it means to be a woman and a mother in the Middle East. Meanwhile, the struggle in Egypt continues and, even after the birth of her son, Samaher still finds herself on the frontline.

 

LANGUAGE: Arabic, English
SUBTITLES: Lithuanian, English

 

FESTIVALS:

Berlin IFF – Encounters

CPH:DOX – F:ACT Competition

DOCS Barcelona + Docs Barcelona Distribution

Flying Broom Women´s Film Festival – Fipresci Award

Director: Samaher Alqadi

Cinematography: Samaher Alqadi, Karim El Hakim

Editing: Gladys Joujou

Producer: Karim El Hakim

Samaher Alqadi

Filmography:

2021 - As I Want

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