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‘abl ma ‘ansa

Before I Forget

A science-fiction story set in an indistinct coastal region, between land and sea, above and below water.
El Captain disappears, one of his disciples takes a journey in the ocean to cut off the internet cable, the water level is rising, an amphibian woman appears at the shore looking for her mother, and the memories of two women in a ward intertwine. Scientist Dr. Sharaf is trying to congregate all of them – the members of the secret society of amphibians – in an attempt to save the world.

by
Mariam Mekiwi

Egypt / Germany 2018

Arabic

31 min · Colour

World premiere

With

Ahmad Raafat Bassiouny (Dr. Sharaf Fakhr)
Lana Hana Ferara (Nadia)
Aly Salah (Yasser)
Dalal Beheiri (mother)
Azza El Gazzar (mother)
Mohamed Abdel Al (El Captain)

Crew

Director
Mariam Mekiwi
Screenplay
Mariam Mekiwi, Adam Mekiwi, Mohammad  Shawky Hassan
Director of Photography
Stephan Rosche
Editor
Mariam Mekiwi, Vartan Avakian
Sound Design
Louly Seif
Sound
Stefan Bück
Production Design
Anton von Bredow
Costumes
Dalal Beheiri
Make-up
Kristina Sauvitina
Casting
Mariam Mekiwi
Assistant Director
Krisitina Sauvitina
Production Management
Tobias el Lebeidy
Producers
Louly Seif, Mariam Mekiwi

Biography

Mariam Mekiwi

Mariam Mekiwi, born in 1987 in Alexandria, Egypt, is a filmmaker based in Hamburg. ‘abl ma ‘ansa is her first film.

Filmography

2018 ‘abl ma ‘ansa (Before I Forget)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Louly Seif