Asmaa

  • Jacob Burns film center 364 Manville Road NY 10570
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In Egypt many people deny the existence of AIDS, dismissing it as a decadent Western disease. For an HiV positive Egyptian woman, Asmaa (beautifully played by Hend Sabry), this means that healthcare is only one of her battles, as she wrestles with the consequences of going public with her condition. Based on a true story, this suspenseful, controversial, eloquent drama builds to a heart-wrenching finale. Written and directed by Amr Salama (Tahrir 2011), named “Star of the Future” by the Alexandria International Film Festival.

Director: Amr Salama

Awards:  Best Arab Director and Best Actor, Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011

RT: 96 mins