A Watsch Films Company


A film by Mohamed Siam

Documentary, 2017

Amal is a feisty teenager growing up in post- revolution 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.

Written and directed by Mohamed Siam
Cast Amal Gamal, Nagua Said, Esraa Mamdouh , Hosny Swelam, Khaled Mahmoud
Producers Myriam Sassine (Abbout Productions), Mohamed Siam
Co-producers Arnaud Dommerc (Andolfi Production), Sara Bökemeyer, Patricia Drati (Good Company Pictures), Ingrid Lill Høgtun (Barentsfilm AS)
Executive Producers Talal Al-Muhanna and Bruni Burres
Directors of Photography Mohamed Siam, Lotta Kilian
Editor Véronique Lagoarde-Ségot
Sound Editor Jocelyn Robert
Music Composer / Re-recording Mixer Matthieu Deniau
Winner of The Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung
Winner of Thessaloniki Agora Docs In Progress
With the support of Sørfond, Word Cinema Fund Europe, Goethe Institute, Berlinale and Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), Doha Film Institute, Fonds Image de la Francophonie, Catapult Film Fund, IDFA Bertha Fund, Visions Sud Est with the support of the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), Cinereach, International Media Support (IMS), AfriDocs, Dox Box Fund. With the participation of
In association with Screen Institute Beirut, Linked Productions
Developed with the assistance of the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Development Fund
International Sales Doc&Film International

Festivals & Awards

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival, Luxembourg City Film Festival, Movies That Matter Film Festival, Biografilm Festival, Carthage Film Festival – Tanit d’Or, Sheffield International Documentary Festival, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival.