DOCUMENTARY    I    UAE 2015    I    8 MINS.    I    ARABIC (ENG SUBS)

OMNIA

Omnia, a 27-year-old Egyptian woman, contemplates what it means to be whole after a traumatic childhood event leaves her physically and spiritually wounded. Telling her story as fabrics are poetically stitched and unstitched, Omnia asks us to consider the meaning of girlhood in a society where genital mutilation exists.

DIRECTOR

AMNA ALNOWAIS

Amna is the director of Omnia, a short documentary about a young Egyptian woman still struggling with the psychological and physical effects of undergoing Female Genital Cutting as a child. The film has been selected at festivals including Hot Docs, Melbourne International Film Festival, and Dubai International Film Festival and has so far collected 5 awards internationally. Born in 1988 and raised in Abu Dhabi, Amna graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Hebrew and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Producers: Alicia Gonzalez and Fayssal Bin Sahli

Editor: Diane Farah and Ayesha Alameri

Cinematographer: Farah Diab and Maximillian Papadopolous

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