Om Amira

  • 8.3 10
  • 2013
  • 24min
Om Amira
  • Original Title: Om Amira

A woman living in downtown Cairo tries to support her family by selling potato chips. Known as "Potatoes lady" she starts cooking from early morning until late at night in the city that never sleeps.

Om Amira

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Berlinale/ Parnu International Documentary And Anthropology Film Festival/ Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival/ Addis International Film Festival

Om Amira. The portrait of a woman from Cairo

Halima Mohamed Ahmed, Om Amira, lives with her family in Cairo. Her oldest daughter Amira suffers from a serious heart condition and needs constant care. 

Her husband is too sick to work. All responsibility rests on Om Amira's shoulders alone. At night on the streets near Tahrir Square, she sells the best fried potatoes in the neighbourhood. 

At night she is forced to deal with threats and other problems. At night she can speak of the things that make up her life.

Naji Ismail
Naji Ismail Director

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