Synopsis
One night, Amr wanders alone in the streets of Bahari, the marginalized eastern shore of Alexandria. While he collects material for an art project he is allured to film a playful group of children. Two locals are provoked by Amr's actions leading to an encounter that evokes elusive fears and desires.

الملخص

ذات ليله كان عمرو يتجول في شوارع بحري، إحدي أحياء الأسكندرية الساحلية في أقصي أطراف المدينة..و بينما عمرو يعمل علي تصوير المادة الفيلمية لمشروعه الآت قاده شغفه لتصوير بعض الأطفال و هم يلهون و يلعبون. شاهد إثنين من سكان الحي عمرو وهو يراقب الأطفال فإستفزهم وجود غريب علي أرضهم في دْلك الحي المنغلق علي نفسه . . . و ما فعله عمري أدي إلي مجابهة إستثارت أمواجاً من الخوف الداهم و الرغبة الغامضه.

Director's note
It is a situation I went through in real life, I was curious to explore the small details that lead to my ugly encounter with the locals of Bahari.Two months after the incident I went back and met one of the real life heroes of the story, It wasn't a pleasant meeting. I realized that class differences were one of obstacles to communication. One year after working with him a strong bond was formed and an understanding to explore the situation that lead to our first encounter. I decided to make him act in an improvised short film depicting our journey together.

IMDB Link imdb.com/title/tt2306451/

Screenings & Awards

Winner - (Hamburg Short Film Award) International Short Film Festival Hamburg - June 2012 (Germany)

International Film Festival Rotterdam - Official Selection - Jan 2012 (Netherlands)

MoMA Gallery - Mapping Subjectivity : Experimentation in Arab Cinema - Nov 2012 (USA)

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Winner - (Best Short Film) Rencontres de l’image au Caire 8ème édition - Feb 2012 (Egypt)

Special Mention - 12th Goethe Independent Short Film Festival - Nov 2012 (Egypt)

Dubai International Film Festival - Muhr Arab Competition - Dec 2011 (UAE)

FIDMarseille - Parallel Screening - May 2012 (France)

Durban International Film Festival - International Competition - July 2012 (South Africa)

Guanajuato International Film Festival - International Competition - July 2012 (Mexico)

Montreal World Film Festival - Focus On World Cinema - Aug 2012 (Canada)

Festival of Mediterranean Short Film Tangier - International Competition - Sept 2012 (France)

International Short Film Festival of Cyprus - International Competition - Oct 2012 (Cyprus)

Festival international du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier - Short film panorama - Oct - 2012 (France)

International Francophone Film Festival of Namur - panorama - Oct - 2012 (Belgium)

Photo Cairo 5 - Screening - Nov 2012 (Egypt)

Cork Film Festival - International Competition - Nov 2012 (Ireland)

EcransMed-1 - Screenings from the Mediterranean in Montreal - Dec 2012 (Canada)

Festival Tous Courts - International Competition - Dec 2012 (France)

CinéSud 2013 - International Competition - Feb 2013 (France)

Minimalen Short Film Festival - International Panorama - Mar 2013 (Norway)

Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival - International Competition - Apr 2013 (Serbia)

Home Works 6 (Beirut) - May 2013 (Lebanon)

Crew

Writer-Director-Producer
Ahmed Ghoneimy

Cinematographer
Islam Kamal

Editor
Perry Moataz

Camer Operators
Islam Kamal
Ahmed Ghoneimy
Emad Maher

Costume Designer
Lina Aly

First Assistant Director
Mohamed El Hadidi

Sound Designer
Samir Nabil

Sound Mixing
Samir Nabil
Adem Levy
Sherif Zain

Location Sound Recording
Abd-alrahman Mahmud
Sameh Nabil

Associate Producer
Sherif Al Azma
ACAF Alexandria Contemporary Arts forum

Production Manager
Ahmed Zayan Amin

Steadi Cam
Remon Boutros
Islam Kamal

Gaffers
Islam El Tayeb
Kirllos Yousif

Poster and kit Design
Ahmed Foula

Cast

Yasser Beltagy
Amr Wishahy
Mohamed El-Sayed

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