We Have Never Been Kids (Abadan Lam Nakon Atfalan)
Director: Mahmood Soliman
Cinematographer: Mahmood Soliman
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Since 2003, Mahmood Soliman has tracked the subjects of his 2003 documentary Living Among Us . The intervening 10 years have been the most inflamed decade in Egypt s modern history. This film reveals how, over the last decade, Nadia's eldest, once the best student at school, has become a 21-year-old drug dealer; how 11-year-old Omnia, her only daughter, came to life; and how Nadia herself, from being a strong woman struggling for her kids and trying to escape from a cruel husband, became a mother in her fifties striding through the streets of Cairo in search of her sons. The collapse of this reflects Egypt' s deterioration, especially in the last 10 years of Mubarak era, and the attempts of his regime s remains to thwart the January Revolution.