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ANA ANA (“I am me” in Arabic) (2013) 74 min.

ANA ANA is a cinematic poem about four young creative Egyptian women. Their intertwined four voices tell a story about the universal desire for creativity and freedom of every young person today. Set in an Egypt where the dreams of the revolution have begun to unravel, and where women’s rights are tremendously vulnerable.


IDFA, HUMAN Oslo, Arab Women Festival the Hague, One World Prague, Festival de Cinema de Femmes, Luxor, FullFrame, Middle East Now Florence, Planete Doc Review Warsaw, Flying Broom Ankara, Documentarist Istanbul, Peace and Love Film Festival Stockholm, Motovun Croatia, Faitodoc Italy, Netherlands Film Festival, Asiatica Rome, Dok Leipzig, Human Rights Film Naples, Women’s World Tubingen, Sarajevo Human Rights, Frauen Filmtage Vienna, Millenium Brussels


Festival de Cinema de Femmes, Creteil, Special Jury Mention; IDFA nomination for best film; Baghdad Women’s Film Festival Best Film.


Netherlands Film Fund, Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt, Fritt Ord Foundation, Day Dream Productions


Director: Petr Lom

Cinematography: Wafaa Samir, Sondos Shabayek, Nadine Salib, Sarah Ibrahim, Petr Lom

Editor: Petr Lom

Consulting Editor: Dorith Vinken

Lifesaver: Torstein Grude

Music: Ryuichi Sakamoto

Producer: Corinne van Egeraat

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I am a soul and a body, and a self moving between the two.

Waafa Samir
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