Egyptian Film About Down Syndrome athlete Joins Meknes Festival


Another humanitarian Egyptian documentary makes it big, and today is all about a little girl called Nour.

‘My Name is Nour’ is a documentary film about a young cheerful girl with Down syndrome; whom in spite of the difficulties life threw her way, she managed to win six sports medals and became the heroine of her own story! Sounds similar to another success story of a Down syndrome athlete, Rahma Khaled.

Written and directed by Haisam Abdel Hamed, the movie participated in the 14th Kazan Muslim Film Festival in Russia and the 37th edition of the URTI Festival in France and won the Martine Filippi Award.

Meknes International Youth Film Festival announced that the Egyptian documentary will be joining their 9th edition in February 2019. The 14-minutes-movie is already breaking the internet and it’s in perfect timing for International Day for Persons with Disabilities celebrations in Egypt.

The Director believes that the movie’s target audience is more than individuals with special needs. The documentary is all about challenging life, strength, and determination; not to mention tolerance and acceptance.

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