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All That The Wind Can Carry

Fall Grants 2021 - Production Stage

Maged Nader / Feature Narrative / Egypt, Qatar / 80 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama


Susana is in her fifties, living a routine life between her home, work as a teacher, and service in the church. She suffers from memory disorders and dementia, which affect her ability to carry out simple daily tasks. Gradually, the burden of caring for Susana increases on her husband, Jamal. Her son Ramy returns with his wife Laila and son Bassem after years of absence spent in Canada. Susana’s mind cannot comprehend the grandson’s presence, while in her consciousness, the image of the present is mixed with fragments of pictures, home tapes, dreams, and hallucinations that relate to her memory of the incident where she lost her daughter.


Maged Nader
Maged Nader, Muhammad Mustapha
Tamer El Said
Production Company
Zero Production

About the Director

Maged Nader studied filmmaking at the Cairo Higher Institute of Cinema. He made several short films, including ‘Fathi Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ and ‘Most of What Follows Is True’, both were presented in Forum Expanded at the Berlin International Film Festival. Maged also worked as a director of photography for several features, shorts, and documentaries, including ‘Poisonous Roses’ by Ahmed Fawzy, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2018, and ‘Souad’ by Ayten Amin, an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival in 2020 and Berlinale 2021. He is also a team member of Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre in Cairo.


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