A Man Wanted

Final Official Poster (1)

Yallah Underground

Yallah Undergraound

Words of Witness

Words of Witness
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+16 | 1h 40m | Romcom | 14 February 2017 (Egypt)

A late 30’s career woman, who cannot stand men, wants to have a child. She opts for an online open call for sperm donors in return of a hefty sum and obviously her own terms and conditions

Director: Mohamed Ali

Stars: Nilly Karim, Mohamed Mamdouh , Lotfy Labeeb, Laila Ezz El Arab

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1h 25m | Documentary | 21 February 2016 (USA)

In a region full of tension, artists in the Middle East have struggled for years to express themselves freely. Yallah! Underground follows some of today’s most important and progressive Arab underground artists through years of rapid change from 2009 to 2013.

Featuring: Zeid Hamdan, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, Karim Adel Eissa a.k.a. Rush (Arabian Knightz), Marc Codsi & Mayaline Hage (Lumi), Maii Waleed Yassin, Ostaz Samm, Ousso Lotfy, Shadi Zaqtan, Walaa Sbait, Bruno Cruz, Ibrahim Farouk (Asfalt), and more

Director: Farid Islam

Co-Producer: Birthmark Films

Awards: Best Documentary (2015) at Hessian Film Award 2015 for Best Documentary

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1h 10m | Documentary | 12 October 2012 (USA)

“Every time 22-year-old journalist Heba Afify heads out to cover the historical events shaping her country’s future, her mother is compelled to remind her, “I know you are a journalist, but you’re still a girl!” Defying cultural norms and family expectations, Heba takes to the streets to report on an Egypt in turmoil, using tweets, texts, and Facebook posts. Her coming of age, political awakening and the disillusionment that follows, mirrors that of a nation seeking the freedom to shape its own destiny, dignity, and democracy.

Release: “Words of Witness” world premiere was with the Berlin International Film Festival, Germany on February 12, 2012. The documentary had its North American premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, June 17, 2012. The film was also part of the 2012 Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Writer / Director: Mai Iskander

Lead: Heba Afify

Music:  Barbra Cohen

Associate Producer:  Birthmark Films


  • Best of the Festival Jury Award 2012 at the One World Film Festival Documentary Awards.

  • Heroine Award and Best of Human Rights Issues 2012 (winner) at the Montana Cine International Film Festival Documentary Awards.

  • First Amendment Award 2012 (winner) at the Santa Rosa Film Festival.