YIDFF 2011
International Competition
  • Apuda
  • Armadillo
  • The Collaborator and His Family
  • Day Is Done
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • The Embrace of the River
  • Images of a Lost City
  • Kantoku Shikkaku
  • Nénette
  • Nomad’s Home
  • Nostalgia for the Light
  • Position among the Stars
  • Vapor Trail (Clark)
  • What Is to Be Done?
  • The Woman with the 5 Elephants
  • Nomad’s Home

    EGYPT, GERMANY, UAE, KUWAIT / 2010 / Arabic, English / Color / Video / 61 min
    Iman Kamel


    A journey through the remote, bleak deserts of the Sinai Peninsula brings the filmmaker into contact with Selema, a female entrepreneur who resides there. In a drought-stricken village near Moses Mountain, she was the first girl from her community to attend school. Supported by her husband, she challenges local customs and attempts to bring economic power and education to Bedouin women. The lifestyles of these women, shown from the director’s personal perspective, eventually resonate and overlap poetically with the nomadic past of the director herself, who was born and raised in Egypt and moved from place to place before settling in her current home of Berlin.

    Oct. 8 CL | Oct. 11 A6