30.09. - 09.10.2021

We've never been kids Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Lebanon 2016 | 99 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Mahmood Soliman

Mahmoud Soliman (*1967) studied at the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo and made several shorts. His first long documentary We Have Never Been Kids won the two main prizes at the 2015 film festival in Dubai. He also works as a writer and political essayist.

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Documentary A family in the chaos of historic events: after separating from her husband, Nadia is bringing up her four children alone. She earns a meagre living with a grinder cart on the streets of Cairo. Despite the material misery, she tries to give her kids values and education. She's a political person and follows what goes on around her. When the Arab Spring breaks out and the Mubarak regime finally falls, Nadia is filled with hope. But the chaotic circumstances cause deep wounds within her family. Over a period of 13 years, the film tells the impressive story of an Egyptian Mother Courage. The film has won 8 prizes until now.  
Original title: Abadan Lam NaKon Atfalan
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Mahmood Soliman
Screenplay: Mahmood Soliman
Producer: Nivine Afify
Director of Photography: Mahmood Soliman
Music: Folk Music
Production Design: Nivine Afify
Editor: Doaa Fadel, Eman Samir
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Mahmood Soliman
Format: dcp
Printsource: Mahmood Soliman
German Distributor:
World Sales: January For Arts & Culture Production
Production: January For Arts & Culture Production
Contact: Nivine Afify, January For Arts & Culture Production:


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