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Through an intimate conversation of words left unsaid to her dead mother, Samaher Alqadi explores the chains of her childhood and shows the power of women in a revolutionary struggle against the odds.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Egypt
Co production country:
France
Norway
Palestine
Germany
Release date (international):
2021-03-03
Production company:
Prophecy Films
Co production company:
Temps Noir
Integral Film AS
Idiom Films
Kaske Film
Producer:
Karim El Hakim
Co producer:
Serge Gordey
Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Jørgen Lorentzen
Mohanad Yaqubi
Thomas Kaske

Director

  • Samaher Alqadi

    The Palestinian filmmaker and screenwriter  Samaher Alqadi was born one of nine children and grew up in the Jalazone refugee camp near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. She first worked for the Palestinian Ministry of Culture before being accepted into the Egyptian Higher Institute of Cinema in Cairo. An emerging voice in Arabic documentary, her films focus on the evolving status of women and dissident artists in the Middle East. As I Want is her first feature-length documentary.

    Filmography

    2008 Mohamed Bakri; short documentary, Gamalaat; short documentary; 2012 Raja3’een; short documentary 2021 As I Want; documentary 

    Samaher Alqadi

Crew

Director:
Samaher Alqadi
Screenplay:
Samaher Alqadi
Cinematographer:
Samaher Alqadi
Karim El Hakim
Editor:
Gladys Joujou

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
88'
Subtitles:
English

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