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Lift Like a Girl (12+)

Egypt, 2020, colour, 93 min.
Director: Mayye Zayed
On a busy, noisy high-traffic street corner in Alexandria, Egypt, a seemingly vacant corner lot surrounded by chain link fencing is the training site of Egypt’s most elite champions – female weightlifters. Zebiba has been training at the site for five years. Тhe visionary Captain Ramadan, has bred champions, female champions, from his makeshift corner–lot training site for over two decades – 4 Olympic, 9 World and 17 Pan African champions.
Now it is Zebiba’s turn. But can Zebiba put aside her youthful instincts, and direct her focus to be the weightlifting champion the Captain is sure she is?
Russian premier

AWARDS

Dok Leipzig (Germany, 2020) – Golden Dove Award For Best Film in German Competition; Cairo International Film Festival (Egypt, 2020) – Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First Film, Audience Award & Isis Award for Best Egyptian Film representing women.

Mayye Zayed

Mayye Zayed

is an Egyptian filmmaker based in Alexandria and the founder of Cléo Media for production and impact distribution. She studied Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering in Alexandria University. She’s also an alumna of Good Pitch, Berlinale Talents, Mediterranean Film Institute, Documentary Campus Masterschool, DOX BOX and the American Film Showcase documentary program in USC School of Cinematic Arts.

FILMOGRAPHY

The Mice Room, 2013; Lift Like a Girl, 2020.
Egypt, 2020, colour, 93 min.
Director: Mayye Zayed
On a busy, noisy high-traffic street corner in Alexandria, Egypt, a seemingly vacant corner lot surrounded by chain link fencing is the training site of Egypt’s most elite champions – female weightlifters. Zebiba has been training at the site for five years. Тhe visionary Captain Ramadan, has bred champions, female champions, from his makeshift corner–lot training site for over two decades – 4 Olympic, 9 World and 17 Pan African champions.
Now it is Zebiba’s turn. But can Zebiba put aside her youthful instincts, and direct her focus to be the weightlifting champion the Captain is sure she is?
Russian premier

AWARDS

Dok Leipzig (Germany, 2020) – Golden Dove Award For Best Film in German Competition; Cairo International Film Festival (Egypt, 2020) – Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First Film, Audience Award & Isis Award for Best Egyptian Film representing women.