Balkan Dox

As I want

Egypt, France, Norway, Palestine
2021 — 88 min / Colour



Cairo, January 25, 2013: An explosion of sexual assaults takes place in Tahrir Square on the second anniversary of the revolution. In response, a massive outpouring of enraged women fill the streets. Director Samaher Alqadi picks up her camera as a form of protection and begins documenting the growing women's rebellion, not knowing where the story will lead her.

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Directors' Biography

Samaher Alqadi: The Palestinian filmmaker and screenwriter was born one of nine children and grew up in the Jalazone refugee camp near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. She first worked for the Palestinian Ministry of Culture before being accepted into the Egyptian Higher Institute of Cinema in Cairo. An emerging voice in Arabic documentary, her films focus on the evolving status of women and dissident artists in the Middle East. As I Want is her first feature-length documentary.

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Samaher Alqadi


Karim El Hakim


Samaher Alqadi

Karim El Hakim


Gladys Joujou

Screenings & Awards

CPH:DOX, Denmark, 2021
F:ACT Award

Berlinale, Germany, 2021

Docs Barcelona, Spain, 2021

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