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The mother of Amira

Om Amira

Added by : Rahala Production & Distribution

Director: Naji Ismail

Producer: Naji Ismail , Shady Ishak

Editor: Kamal Elmalakh

d.o.p: Mohamed Abd Elraouf

Sound Mix: Mohamed Abd Azeem


-Best cinematography for short documentary - SIMA 2014
-ACT prize for best film about women -Ismailia International Film Festival 2014
-Best documentary BBC Arabic Ann Korb - 2014
-Jury Prize, 4th Africa film festival - 2014
-Best documentary 18th Egyptian National Film Festival – 2014
- 2nd prize Baghdad international film festival - 2015




Offical Selection

-64th Berlin Film Festival - Berlinale Shorts - Germany
-Ismailia International film festival - Egypt
-In the Palace International film festival - Bulgaria
-SIMA social Impact Media Awards - USA
-Cinema d'Africa Asia e America Latina – Italy
- BBC Arabic Aan Korb Film and Documentary Festival - England
- 15th Mediterranean Film Festival - Bosnia and Herzegovina
- 4th Africa International Film Festival – AFRIFF- Lagos – Nigeria
- 56th Edition of the International Festival of Documentary and Short Film
of Bilbao ZINEBI – Spain
- International Nuremberg Human Rights Film Festival – Germany
- The Author’s Passage: Mediterranean Interlacements Film Festival - Italy
- Arab Texas Film Festival – USA
- Twin Cities Film Festival – USA
- The 5th Arab Women's Film Festival – The Netherlands

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Short Synopsis (Original)

Short Synopsis (English)

Om Amira “Amira’s Mother”, a resident living on one of Down Town’s Roof tops with her husband, Gamal, and her two daughters. Having no other option but to toughen up to support her family and her sick daughter who has a heart disease, Om Amira, also known as the “Potatoes Lady” sells homemade fried potatoes sandwiches in a side street, starting at night until the sun lights in the streets of the city that never sleeps.

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