Mother of the Unborn - Feature Documentary
Category: AFAC Documentary Program
A dive into the unknown mystical world of Upper Egypt through the journey of an infertile woman named 'Mother of the Unborn' who is desperate to have the awaited child. Hanan allows us to accompany her in her voyage to conceive and through this trip the film meditates on the notions of life and death.
Mother of the Unborn
Category: Arab Documentary Film Program
Mother of the Unborn follows two upper Egyptian women whose dignity and marital status are threatened due to their infertility. The prospect of childlessness is not accepted in their region and is often perceived as a bad omen. Hanan and Sa’deya, although from different religions, end up walking the same path; they both head to Um Mansour, an old midwife who helps cure their infertility following traditional ‘Baladi’ rituals of impregnation that are hidden deep in the forgotten world of Upper Egypt.