Alternative Memory tackles Early-Onset Alzheimer's and how to make life easier for both patient and caregiver. The film revolves around a young man taking care of his mother, who has Early-Onset Alzheimer's. He makes a great effort to help his mother remember, using Technology and Music Therapy. Besides, he decided to create an alternative memory for her, by showing her some old memories and dailylife videos of their beautiful moments together.
Leen Abdo is a 23 years old ambitious animator. She studied Animation & Multimedia in Petra University in Amman-Jordan. Her first experience with filmmaking was her animated short film “Alternative Memory”, which was also her 2021 graduation project for university.
Best Short Film, 2nd Cinema 4 Screen festival in Mumbai India, Honorable Mention in The Digital Gate International Festival Algeria, Honorable Mention in Festival del cinema Cefalù Italy
I am not lost but I am angry at my mom. I lost it. Confused by my experience, my feelings mark a subtle inner turning point in which I find myself in a sort of interrogation with myself, having only the unconscious and absolute representation that has become my ultimate place of safety. Are my memories real? Or are they merely a movie that I made up for myself? Isn't what I have become just a multitude of mixed voices that are not mine and that shaped me? I am telling you about my constraint, the liberation of which is more and more difficult.
Mourad Hamla is a photographer and director. He seeks to represent the tension of the soul through the gaze of the other in time and in space. He uses the image and the cinema as a base for experimentation. During his career, Mourad Hamla worked as an assistant director and a camera assistant for the documentary film Le marin des montagne and as co-director for the collaborative and experimental international film V.I.T.A.L directed by Thomas Castaing. Hamla made his first documentary Les tissereuses de lien then Les enfants du feu and La voix de ma mère and continued to explore around the image - movement through narrative conceptual videos where reality and fiction meet.
A story of a woman with sleepwalking disorder who was accused of murdering her unfaithful husband. Did she kill him while sleeping or was she conscious? Only the young servant could help in this case as she was the only witness.
Medhat Maged is a young Egyptian filmmaker who graduated from the faculty of engineering. Now, Maged studies at the Higher Institute of Cinema and works as an assistant director. Maged is also working on his upcoming film, The Exile.
Best film - Jury award from the 10th Mumbai shorts International Film Festival
Salma, a 15-year-old Iraqi countryside girl, is sexually assaulted by her father, she decides to defend herself but finds herself facing a very difficult choice that will change her life forever.
Artistic Producer & Film Director
Born in IRAQ - Babylon 1996, Mohammed Alghadhban worked as an Art Director of 3 Minutes 3 Days Film Festival. She is the founder of Rola Productions company and of Kids and Films initiative. Alghadhban received her Master's degree in Cinema at Baghdad University - College of Fine Arts - Film & Tv Department.
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