IT`S ONLY THE BEGINNING

Documentary, 70 min, 2013

Written, Produced and Directed by

PAULA RODRIGUEZ SICKERT

and CHUS LOPEZ VIDAL

SYNOPSIS

The documentary It’s Only the Beginning follows six Arab cineastes as they meet each other in Berlin. Amal is from Egypt, Dhana a Palestinian living in Lebanon. Soudade comes from Syria and Habiba from Algeria. Marwa is of Sudanese origin and lives in Cairo and Nadia is from Tunisia. In the aftermath of the events widely known as the “Arab Spring”, they travel to the German capital where have been invited by two mutual friends, the directors of the film, to screen their own work and get together. It’s Only the Beginning documents the women as they journey together through the streets of Berlin, exchanging feelings about what they witnessed and about how both their lives and their work as filmmakers were impacted during this most convulsive period.

Produced by

HAUPSTADTKULTURFONDS

and VISIONA FILM

Cinematographer

ISABEL ALVAREZ

Editor and Music Design

OCTAVIO ITURBE

Protagonists

AMAL RAMSIS

DAHNA ABOURAHME

HABIBA DJAHNINE

MARWA ZEIN

NADIA EL FANI

SOUDADE KAADAN

Film Archives

“Prohibited”, Amal Ramsis

“The Kindom of Women”, Dahna Abourahme

“LAîCITÈ, INCH' ALLAH!”, Nadia El Fani

“Letter to my sister”, Habiba Djahnine

“A Game”, Marwa Zein

“Damascus Roof and Tales of Paradise”, Soudade Kaadan

VISIONAFILM
Linienstr. 145

10115 Berlin, Germany

004930 -7844903

0049 -17623777497
0049- 1776946538

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