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08 August 2020

Mayye Zayed: Ash Ya Captain | Lift Like a Girl (Egypt) - Toronto International Film Festival 2020

Mayye Zayed
Ash Ya Captain | Lift Like a Girl
Egypt
2020 - 1h35 - Documentary

Description
An observational feature length documentary about the female weightlifting community training in the streets of Alexandria, as it follows the 14-year-old Zebiba as she pursues her dream to become a professional weightlifter. Her coach Captain Ramadan believes so much in her and never takes no for an answer. He has been training world champion weightlifters for more than 20 years, including his daughter Nahla Ramadan; the former world champion, an Olympian and the pioneer of weightlifting in Egypt, as well as Abeer Abdel Rahman; the first Arab female 2-time Olympic medalist. For 4 years, Zebiba goes through victories and defeats, including major losses that shape her, as she finds her way from dust to gold. (Source: imdb.com)

Bio: Mayye Zayed
An Egyptian independent filmmaker who was born in Alexandria in 1985. She studied Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering in Alexandria University. She studied independent filmmaking in many workshops including the Jesuits Cultural Centre's workshop in Alexandria in 2009/2010. Then she was granted a Fulbright scholarship to study cinema and media studies in Wellesley College in USA in 2011/2012 which also enabled her to take the comparative media class "Innovations in Documentary" in MIT. She is a film director, producer, director of photography and editor. In 2013 she co-founded Rufy's; an independent film production house based in Alexandria, Egypt.



Français
« Ash Ya Captain » (« Lift Like a Girl »), un  film réalisé par la cinéaste égyptienne Mayye Zayed, qui raconte le voyage intime dans la vie d'un athlète en devenir.

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