The 25th edition of Carthage Film Festival will take place from 29 November to 6 December 2014

Official competition documentaries


Director: Nadine Salib

Screenplay: Nadine Salib

Cinematography: Sara Yahia

Music: Ramy Abadir

Editor: Michael Youssef

Sound: Abdelrahman Mahmoud

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In a forgotten corner of Egypt lives a woman who is yearning for a child. Living on the fringes of her community because of her infertility, Hanan lingers between her dream that is slowly slipping away and her struggle to find a place where she belongs. While her surroundings oscillate between fertility and mortality in equal measure, she is wondering what we are supposed to do, with the time in between.

Director's biography

Born in Egypt in 1984, Nadine graduated from filmschool in 2006. She worked as a first assistant and script supervisor in many shorts and feature films. In 2011 she directed her first short documentary ‘Fagr’ which was shown in many festivals and won several prizes. Um Ghayeb is her first feature.


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