We all have lives. We all have stories. We all have phones.
The series of the short films STORIES UNTOLD present the unique stories of eleven exceptional women from six countries across the MENA region. The women in the film have made the films themselves with the help and facilitation of six professional female filmmakers from Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Oman. Together, the films offer a wide range of important as well as personal testimonies from the region, sharing their way of seeing their environment through an intended low-tech expression, namely mobile phones.
We hope that women all over the world can mirror themselves in the personal representations of these women – and even become inspired to tell their own stories using their own phones. STORIES UNTOLD aspires to popularise and democratise this method of filmmaking and use it as a catalyser of visualised personal storytelling of people all over the world.
Information about STORIES UNTOLD
Country: Denmark, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt, Oman, Lebanon, Palestine
Year: Summer 2015
Produced by: C:NTACT & Ma3mal 612
Recap from a selection of the STORIES UNTOLD film series:
A Lebanese woman who writes a letter to herself from the father who abandoned her.
A peasant woman from Tunisia who refuses to give up her passion for farming.
A footballer from Palestine who had to force her male coaches to take her seriously.
A Syrian woman who has lived in Jordan many years who suddenly became a refugee.
An Egyptian woman who finds solace in the Sufi tradition.
A Baluchi woman from Oman who shows her joy of making Baluchi dresses.
C:NTACT (DK) and Ma3mal 612 (JO) present the film series STORIES UNTOLD.
The film series has been screened at several festivals and in all participating countires.
The project is funded by the Danish Centre for Gender, Equality and Diversity, KVINFO and Danish-Arab Partnership Programme.
Subtitling and translation of the trailer