AS I WANT

79 minutes, 2021
Director: Samaher ALQADI (Palestine)
Production: Prophecy Films (Egypt)

Cairo, January 25th 2013: A series of sexual assaults in Tahrir Square on the day of the second anniversary of the revolution. In response, a massive outpouring of angry women spills onto the streets. Director Samaher Alqadi joins them, unsure where this story will take her.

Palestinian film-maker Samaher ALQADI comes from a family of nine children. She grew up in the Jalazone refugee camp, near Ramallah. She worked for the Palestinian Ministry of Culture before being accepted at the Cairo High Cinema Institute. An emerging voice in Arab documentaries, her films focus on the changing status of women and dissident artists in the Middle East. “As I Want” is her first feature-length documentary.

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