Like millions of young girls throughout the world, Heba must marry a man that she has not chosen. A drama of tragic proportions is being played out in a recluse village by the Nile Delta. Filmed in 2013 while Egypt was led by the Muslim Brotherhood, this film is a direct and wrenching descent into a personal tragedy experienced by so many young women today. Taking a stripped-down approach that proves to be both discreet and omniscient, both thoughtful and spontaneous, the film reveals the deep confusion of an Egypt in crisis.


The Bride of the Nile

Doc 63 min, & 59 min DCP, 2015

Directed by: Edouard Mills-Affif
Written by: Edouard Mills-Affif and Sherif El Ramly
Produced by: Nadège Hasson - Temps noir
Coproduced by: France Télévisions
Supported by: TV 2M - Morocco and LCP Assemblée nationale

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Synopsis


Like millions of young girls throughout the world, Heba must marry a man that she has not chosen. A drama of tragic proportions is being played out in a recluse village by the Nile Delta. Filmed in 2013 while Egypt was led by the Muslim Brotherhood, this film is a direct and wrenching descent into a personal tragedy experienced by so many young women today. Taking a stripped-down approach that proves to be both discreet and omniscient, both thoughtful and spontaneous, the film reveals the deep confusion of an Egypt in crisis.


Awards

  • RAI Film Festival, UK, 2017
  • Docs Edge Festival, Australia, 2017
  • Ashdod Mediterannee Film Festival, Israel, 2017

Festivals

  • 7th Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece, 2016
  • Ethnological International Film Festival, Belgrade, 2016
  • FIGRA, France 2016
  • Sole e Luna International Film Festival, Italy, 2016

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Festivals

  • 7th Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece, 2016
  • Ethnological International Film Festival, Belgrade, 2016
  • FIGRA, France 2016
  • Sole e Luna International Film Festival, Italy, 2016
  • Montreal International Documentary Festival, 2015
  • Medimed, Spain, 2015

Educational

  • University of Pennsylvania

Awards

  • RAI Film Festival, UK, 2017
  • Docs Edge Festival, Australia, 2017
  • Ashdod Mediterannee Film Festival, Israel, 2017
  • Special Mention – Sole e Luna International Film Festival, Italy, 2016
  • Special mention of the Jury - Ahmed Attia Award, Medimed, Spain, 2015