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by Mohamed Siam


Amal is a feisty teenager growing up in postrevolution Egypt while they’re both undergoing a tremendous change.
Within a constant political turmoil, Amal searches for her place, identity and sexuality in a patriarchal society. Amal, whose name literally translates to “hope”, is embarking on a 6 year compelling journey from childhood to adulthood. Along the way, she realizes her limited options as a woman living in an Arab police state.

original title: Amal
country: Egypt, Lebanon, Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, Qatar
sales agent: The Party Film Sales
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Mohamed Siam
film run: 83'
release date: FR 20/02/2019
cinematography by: Mohamed Siam
producer: Myriam Sassine, Mohamed Siam
executive producer: Bruni Burres, Talal Al-Muhanna
production: Abbout Productions, Good Company Pictures, Barentsfilm As, Andolfi, ArtKhana
distributor: Juste Distribution

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