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Amina Maher

I Look Like My Mother (WT)

Logline
In search of the creation of an autonomous body, filmmaker Amina Maher retraces the trauma buried within her relationship with her family - notably with her filmmaker mother Mania Akbari, as Amina breaks her silence about who she is: A trans queer woman who unknowingly was filmed in Kiarostami´s Ten, the exact time when a family member began to abuse her over four years sexually. In the process of honest self-realization and transitioning - Maher twists the dark experiences of abuse into life, liberation & solidarity. She openly explores gender, sexuality, love, sex, and abuse, and searches for ways of coping to reclaim her body and her story. Her political body comes to heal, occupy and collect multiple possible ‘voices’ – becoming ‘speaker, seer, and seen,’ understanding personal histories to be implicated in larger social formations and historical processes.
Talent
Amina Maher
Role of participant
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Talent Lab
Doc Station 2023
Director
Amina Maher
Status
in development
Year of production
2024
Running time
95 min
Genre
Documentary (Hybrid)
Countries of Production
France , Germany , Portugal , Switzerland , United Kingdom
Production Company
AWA Film Productions
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Contact

Name
Amina Maher
Company
AWA Film Production
E-mail
trilogyaminamaher@gmail.com
Website
https://www.awaproduction.com/