Jasmina Metwaly’s Anbar presents three closely interrelated short films addressing contemporary Egypt after the 2011 revolution, the country’s military apparatus, and the related societal enactments. The cycle is organized around three characters: Assem, a former Egyptian soldier; Badrawi, a military tailor closely associated with a generation of Egyptian “gentleman” nationalists; and Aida, an Egyptian filmmaker reenacting Assem’s story, who lets her own “external” experience slip into his account of an all-male environment.
Anbar (Assem’s pictures) (2019): 12:42 minutes
Anbar (Badrawi’ atelier) (2019): 19:10 minutes
Anbar (Marta’s studio) (2019): 18:56 minutes
In Arabic with English subtitles
Anbar (Badrawi’s atelier)
Anbar (Assem’s pictures)
Anbar (Marta’s studio)