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Dream Away

Doc Station 2015

Project information

Talent Marouan Omara
Role of participant Director, Screenwriter
Director Marouan Omara & Johanna Domke
Producer Roman Roitman (Filmbucht), Mark Lotfy (Fig Leaf Studios)
Screenwriter Marouan Omara & Johanna Domke
Status pre-production

Production details

Running time 90 min
Genre Documentary (Creative)
Year of production 2015
Countries of Production Egypt , Germany
Production Companies
Filmbucht, Germany
Fig Leaf Studios, Egypt


The situation in Egypt four years after the revolution reveals itself in the surreal world of Sharm El Sheikh, where young people seek work in the tourist industry putting their lives, dreams and hopes at stakes for a Western life-style with an unusual level of resourcefulness and dedication.

still / picture for Dream Away
still / picture for Dream Away
still / picture for Dream Away

Participation in international festivals / awards

Present at markets:
- Robert Bosch Film Prize 2012/2013
- Dubai Docs 2013
- Ismailiya Documentary Co-Production Platform 2014
- MENA goes Berlin: a development program supported by Documentary Campus Munich & Goethe Institute Kario, 2014

* Dream Away wins The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC’s Documentary Program (ADP) - Production Grant.


CinematographerMelanie Brugger