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Film Fire Walk with Her Al Sit and Lift Like A Girl

Film: Fire Walk with Her: Al Sit and Lift Like A Girl

This fall, Cinema Akil returns to live film screenings at Warehouse421 presenting a lineup of contemporary Arab films in conversation with the exhibitions in our space. The films will be screened outdoors, once a month, starting in October.


Al Sit
In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to a young Sudanese businessman living abroad and her matriarchal grandmother Al-Sit has her own plans.

Lift Like A Girl
For over 20 years, Captain Ramadan coached world-class weightlifters in Alexandria, Egypt. A larger-than-life character in his own right, Ramadan led his daughter, one of Egypt’s most famous athletes, Nahla Ramadan, to become a world champion, and trained Abeer Abdel Rahman, the first Arab woman to become a two-time Olympic medalist. Mayye Zayed’s observational documentary dives into the training of Ramadan’s new protégé: the determined Zebiba (which means “raisin”), who dreams of lifting on the level of Captain’s past stars. Shot over four years, starting when Zebiba is 14 years old, Lift Like a Girl is an intimate journey into the inner life of an aspiring athlete.

Date : Wednesday, Dec 15th, 2021 from 19:30 - 21:30
Tickets : FREE
Event Location : Warehouse421
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