Director: Mohamed Siam


“…Siam’s bittersweet film elegantly maintains its dual personal and political narrative without undue contrivance…” - VARIETY


Amal is 14 years old when she ends up on Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution, after the death of her boyfriend in the Port Said Stadium riot. During the protests, she is beaten by police and dragged across the square by her hair. This coming-of-age film follows her over the years after the revolution. As the film cuts between the unfolding current events and Amal’s rapidly changing life and appearance, we see her searching for her own identity in a country in transition.


Nominee, Human Rights Award - IDFA 2017
Youth Jury Award - Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
Tanit d’or - Carthage Film Festival 2018
Best Documentary - Young About Film Festival 2018
Best Feature Documentary - BBC Arabic Film Festival 2019


IDFA - Göteborg - Luxembourg - ZagrebDox - CPH Dox - Vera FF - Thessaloniki - Hot Docs - Vision Du Réel

Markets, Pitching Forums and Residencies

Durban Talent Campus - Documentary Campus - Leipzig Networking Days - FidaDoc - Durban FilmMart - Cairo Film Connection - Dubai Film Connection - Thessaloniki Work-In-Progress - La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde - IFP Film Week - IDFA Forum - Global Media Makers - Catapult -True/False Retreat

Supported by

Hot Docs Blue Ice Group Fund - Robert Bosch Stiftung Arab-German Film Prize - Screen Institute Beirut - Catapult Film Fund - IDFA Bertha Fund - OIF - AFAC - World Cinema Fund France - Sorfond - Visions Sud Est - World Cinema Fund (Germany)

Executive Produced with

Abbout Productions/ArtKhana presentation in co-production with Andolfi, Barentsfilm, Good Company Pictures

Year: 2017
Duration: 83 mins
Languages: Arabic and English
Available Subtitles: English | French
Sales: Doc&Film