Film Details

Film
Amal
Country
  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Qatar
  • France
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Denmark
director
screenwriter
cinematographer
composer

Film Synopsis

Coming of age as a teenager is hard enough without being forced to do so amid the political and social upheaval of a national revolution. But that is exactly the story of Amal, caught up in the Arab Spring in her home of Egypt. Amal’s evolution begins at 15 years old as she mourns her father and boyfriend and becomes involved with the Tahrir Square demonstrations of 2011 pretending to be a boy in a hoodie and cropped hair and taunting police and ends with her turning 20 having transformed herself into what she would have least expected. She proves that the translation of her name – “amal” means “hope” in Arabic – was a prescient one.

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