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16th(2014)



Baheya

Mavie MAHER

  • Egypt
  • 2013
  • 12min
  • Beta, Digi-beta
  • color
  • 드라마

8 year-old Baheya dies through the attack on Mohammed Ali Mosque. The thing that utterly affects the life of her teacher, Mariam, who quits everything and pauses to reassess her life-path. We witness Mariam\'s external conflicts, as she persists to liberate from all kinds of restrictions, and inner conflicts as she attempts to reach a point of self-harmony.


 

Coptic Christian Mariam loses her 8-year-old student Baheya in a terrorist attack on Mohamed Ali Mosque. Baheya’s death utterly affects
 Mariam’s life because she sees the accident as a result of her decision to put into action her belief that Copts and Muslims could be united. She
 gives up teaching and chooses to drift away from her warm-hearted, Muslim boyfriend. In the face of immense sorrow and condemnation, the
 road to self-reconciliation and self-forgiveness is not an easy one. The audiences are invited to feel the weight of the very word ‘religion’. How
 desperately do they cling onto their religions? [KIM Eun-hee]

Director

  • Mavie MAHERMavie MAHER

    Egyptian filmmaker. Since Mavie Maher directed an auto-produced short movie, Salsa at first in 2011, directed several short films including Together and Spring. She is currently working on a feature film Mariam in preparation.

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