As I Want

  • Documentary
  • 1h 28m

Kvindernes oversete oprør under det Arabiske Forår i en reflekterende film om frihed, moderskab og instruktørens egen skyggefulde fortid.

Kvindernes oversete oprør under det Arabiske Forår i en reflekterende film om frihed, moderskab og instruktørens egen skyggefulde fortid.

Det arabiske forår gav håb om frihed og forandring. Men to-årsdagen for det oprør, der startede den 25. januar 2011, blev skamferet af en række seksuelle overgreb på Tahrir-pladsen, der i dagene efter fik store grupper kvinder til samle sig i vrede og protest. Filmskaberen Samaher Alqadi var med for at dokumentere kvindernes eget oprør, men hendes graviditet og skyggerne fra hendes egen barndom i Palæstina får hende til at indlede en indre dialog med sin mor. ‘As I Want’ er en reflekterende, men hårdtslående film om kvindernes oversete oprør under det Arabiske Forår - og om den kamp for frigørelse, som stadig er i gang og måske kun lige er startet.

The overlooked women’s uprising during the Arab Spring in a reflective film about freedom, motherhood and the director’s own sombre past.

The Arab Spring brought hope for freedom and change. But the second anniversary of the uprising on 25 January 2011, was marred by a series of sexual assaults on Cairo’s Tahrir square, which in turn led large groups of women to gather in the streets in the following days to protest in anger. Filmmaker Samaher Alqadi was there herself with her camera in hand to document the women’s own uprising from the frontlin. But her pregnancy and the shadows of her childhood in Palestine also made her embark on a journey back to her parents’ home in Ramallah while performing an imaginary inner dialogue with her own mother who had passed away. ‘As I Want’ is a reflective but politically hard-edged film about the often overlooked uprising of women during and after the Arab Spring, and about the fight for liberation that may have only just begun.

Producer

Karim El Hakim

Director

Samaher Alqadi

Language

Arabic

Subtitles

English

Countries

Egypt, France, Norway, Palestine, Germany

Studio

Prophecy Films LLC