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Maysaa Almumin / Short Narrative / Kuwait, Qatar / 15 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Women, Drama, Social Issues

Synopsis

Maryam, a single forty-two-year-old office employee is struggling with keeping up the appearances she puts on to cope with her demanding corporate world. When she develops a friendship with a cockroach she encounters in the office toilet, it becomes both her saving grace and cause for angst.

Credits

Director
Maysaa Almumin
Screenwriter
Maysaa Almumin
Producer
Eiman Mirghani

About the Director

Maysaa Almumin is currently living and working as an Assistant Professor in design at Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar. She grew up in London where she was trained and practised in architecture after which she moved to Kuwait and then Qatar where she started acting, scriptwriting and filmmaking since 2011. She has had acting training with Scandar Copti and Daniel Suissa, and has been involved in film projects in Kuwait, Italy and Qatar including projects by the Kuwait Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition 2014, Doha Film Institute and Northwestern University Qatar. The architecturally themed film ‘Muneera’ where Maysaa plays the lead role was screened at the Museum of Islamic art as part of Qatar Architecture Week in 2018. Maysaa wrote, directed and performed in short art films ‘Rites of Passage’ and ‘Calling of the Congress’ as explorations of the role and character of design/set/objects within narrative film, where it was screened and exhibited at the Voice of Feminism exhibition in October of 2018. Maysaa is currently producing her third AFAC granted short film due for completion in mid-2019.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Maysaa Almumin

    Company: 
    Independent Filmmaker
    Phone: 
    +97433357845
    Email: 
    malmumin@vcu.edu

  • Main Contact

    Eiman Mirghani

    Company: 
    Independent Filmmaker
    Email: 
    em.mirghani@gmail.com

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