ASMAA

أسماء

By Amr SALAMA

FILM CLINIC - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011


Festivals
& Awards

Abu Dhabi FF 2011
Best Actor Award, Best Arab Director Award
Palm Spring Fest. 2012
Official Selection
BFI London FF 2013
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • EGYPT
    • Director(s)
    • Amr SALAMA
    • Synopsis
    • Based on a true character, Asmaa is an Egyptian woman who’s HIV positive, and has
      been living in secrecy and shame, hiding the truth about her disease from everybody
      around her, including her own daughter whom she raised after the death of her
      husband. For months, she suered from successive colic bladder stones, a case that
      can be treated with surgery. Yet due to her HIV positive status, no doctor has been
      willing to carry out the procedure; some out of ignorance and fear, and other due to
      society’s misconception of HIV positive people as immoral sinners. Her fate brings
      her an oer for a spot on a famous TV talk show presented by one of the Arab worlds’
      leading TV personalities. The catch here is that she must expose her identity and her
      HIV status, which is an act no Egyptian dared to take. With only hours to decide,
      Asmaa must choose between social and psychological
      suicide, and a slow physical death.
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