(Egypt, 2009, 10 min)
By : Hisham Saqr
Screens: Sunday, March 14th, 5pm
When a brother and sister, two Egyptian young adults experience sex outside
the boundaries of society's acceptance and approval , they have to confront their personal beliefs and social value system...
they find themselves caught up in a web of multiple standards, lies and hypocrisy. The ultimate test for morality is an easily replaceable piece of flesh but no one seems to admit that.
When the world of fiction films reinstated my love for the camera and became a venue through which I could explore the realistic style and serious subject matter characteristic with the magic and playfulness of fictional storytelling.
"Bekara" I tried to explore an alternative language to tell my story. I worked with whatever was available – people that were willing to work for free, locations I could shoot for free. I matched my imagination to my abilities, thus I oftentimes had to alter and simplify my scenes.