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IDFA: ’Amal’ Director Mohamed Siam on Documenting Disillusioned Arab Youth: ‘They Had to Swallow Their Dreams’

Having just a range of documentary shorts to his credit, Mohamed Siam was more than a little nervous to take the opening-night slot at this year’s IDFA with his feature debut, “Amal”. “It’s surreal,” he says. “I’m a bit nervous, but I hope people like it. They tell me that the cinema has 1,700 seats and it’s sold out, so ...

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