Amal (Hope)

A rebellious Egyptian teenager – at loggerheads with her conservative family and yearning for change – joins the staunchly anti-establishment fan base of a Cairo-based soccer team. Against her mother’s wishes, she takes to the streets to voice her protest, en masse, against police repression and to demand a better future. But following the tragic massacre of her fellow football fans during an away game in Port Said stadium, she is confronted with the question of whether or not she, as a young woman, really has a place in an arena dominated by men and violence.

Country
Egypt
Training Programme
The MENA Programme 2014