"25 years ago, my father, unable to find a solution to his water-scarce land, decided to sell some of his property, put aside his dreams in Egypt and embrace a future in America. This future, however, was not everything he expected nor desired, and upon thinking about his legacy, his land, and his past self's ambitions, he plans to return this September for the first time since he has left. This film documents this journey, as he encounters his family, his country, the changes that both he and Egypt have gone through during their separation, and most importantly his return to his family village and land. The very same land that propelled him out of Egypt draws him back." 

Short documentary
in development
directed by Sara Elbanna
SAFAR Film Development Workshop, UK, 2022
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