AMAL to open IDFA 2017

We are thrilled to announce that IDFA 2017 will open with the world première of Mohamed Siam’s AMAL, a project developed at our MENA Programme 2014. The opening ceremony will take place in Amsterdam's grand theatre Carré tomorrow, 15 November.

In AMAL, Egyptian director Mohamed Siam follows an Egyptian teenager during the Egyptian revolution, when she is fourteen years until, and during its long aftermath with resonates until today. Panning through 6 years, we see how the fierce and undaunted girl searches for her identity in a country in transition. But, as a young woman among men, she has to fight to survive and to find her own place in the streets and in all other areas of life.

The film has been selected for the IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary as well as the focus program Shifting Perspectives: The Arab World.