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  • 0 10
  • 2010
  • Nonemin
  • Original Title: Zelal

Zelal is a documentary that's an invitation to delve into the world of psychiatry and "madness" in Egypt. It meets the ordinary madmen and women banished to mental institutions by Egyptian society and offers more than just a journey into their world of shadows. The hospitals end up becoming the only place patients can conceive, not because they are truly "crazy", but because they fear the outside world. The film forces viewers to put their own preconceptions and interpretations to the test, reminding us that freedom is precarious in a society that does not tolerate any differences.

Marianne Khoury
Marianne Khoury Director, Producer...
Mustapha Hasnaoui
Mustapha Hasnaoui Director, Screenplay
Gabriel Khoury
Gabriel Khoury Producer
Tamer Joseph Victor Credi
Tamer Joseph Victor Credi Director of photography
Doaa Fadel
Doaa Fadel Editor

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