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Director: Ahd Kamel
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First Saudi film to be selected for the Short Film competition at the Berlin International Film Festival
The first film to focus on Saudi woman in the alleys of Jeddah
Sanctity Poster
2013 / France - UAE - KSA37 min/ Drama
Original Title
Areej, a young pregnant Saudi widow, will endure anything to protect her unborn child.
Ahd Kamel
Mohammad Othman
Mohammad Baker
Screenwriter: Ahd Kamel
DOP: Tristan Tortuyaux
Editor: Léa Masson
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Production Company(ies)
Bizibi, SilverGrey Pictures with the participation of France's CNC
Jérôme Bleitrach
film festivals
film festivals World Premiere at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, Qatar
film festivals Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), Germany
film festivals Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt
film festivals Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'yia (Beirut Cinema Days), Lebanon
film festivals Arab Film Festival, Australia
film festivals Birds Eye View Film Festival, UK
film awards
film awards Golden Aleph at the Beirut International Film Festival
Development Award at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival Second Prize at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)
“Ahd Kamel is an ambitious and multi-talented woman; her second film Sanctity is courageous and have the depth of vision. Far from the traditional image of Saudi Arabian palaces and luxury buildings, Ahd took her way to the back streets where the small poor houses are.” Al Shorouk News - Kamal Ramzy (Arabic)