As I Want

  • Samaher Alqadi
  • Egypt, Norway, France, Palestine, Germany
  • 2021
  • 88 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Best of Fests
Cairo, January 25, 2013: An explosion of sexual assaults takes place in Tahrir Square on the second anniversary of the revolution. In response, a massive outpouring of enraged women fill the streets. Director Samaher Alqadi picks up her camera as a form of protection and begins documenting the growing women's rebellion, not knowing the story will lead her to face herself and her own darkest secrets.


Samaher Alqadi
Karim El Hakim for Prophecy Films
Serge Gordey for Temps Noir, Nefise Özkal Lorentzen for Integral Film AS, Jørgen Lorentzen for Integral Film AS, Mohanad Yaqubi for Idioms Films, Thomas Kaske for Kaske Film


World Sales
Michaela Čajková for Filmotor
Festival Handling
Michaela Čajková for Filmotor

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52' & 88
Spoken languages

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IDFA history

Dutch Premiere
Best of Fests
Supported with €15000 for Classic: Production & postproduction
IDFAcademy Summer School Editing

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