As You Can See
Dir. Ghada Fikri / Egypt / 2019 / 8’ / Polish premiere
Director: Ghada Fikri
Screenplay: Ghada Fikri
Cinematography: Ghada Fikri
Editing: Ghada Fikri
Sound: Hady Bassiony
Music: Bob Bradley, Thomas Balmforth
Producer: Ghada Fikri
Production: Ghada Fikri
World sales: Ghada Fikri
Can the lines in a hand hold stories? What memories do the grooves store? Ghada invites her mother to reflect on her life while taking us on a poetic exploration into her mother's hands: the hands that raised five children almost single handedly. Why, Ghada asks, should someone have to give up their hands for those they love?
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Dubai Film Festival (Hope Award for Best Documentary), Karama Human Rights Film Festival Jordan (Audience Award), Ajyal Film Festival, Minikino Bali International Film Festival Indonesia, Malmö Arab Film Festival, Oxford International Film Festival, Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival, Leiden Shorts Film Festival, Olhares do Mediterrâneo Lisbon Film Festival, Cairo Shorts Film Festival, Cinalfama Film Awards Portugal (Best Debut Film), Barcelona International Short Film Festival, Shorts That Are Not Pants Film Festival, Shnit International Short Film Festival, Sundance TV Shorts Competition (Grand Winner - Jury Prize)
Ghada is a filmmaker, editor, colorist and project manager, who has worked on various documentaries, TV commercials, short films, and internet series. She has worked as a programmer and organizer in several film festivals. Currently, she is a postgraduate scholarship student in the European Documentary Directing Program (Erasmus Mundus). Her work has been shown in more than 15 international festivals and art events. She has also taught Montage and Moving Image and supervised film and media projects at the German University in Cairo for five years.