Cinema Al Fouad

by Mohamed Soueid
A documentary on the journey of a young Syrian trans woman, following her journey from soldier to cabaret dancer in an effort to raise funds for her sex-change operation.
1993  ·  41m  ·  Lebanon
Arabic, English
English subs
About the Film

A documentary on the life and ambitions of a young Syrian trans woman. The video follows her journey from soldier to cabaret dancer in an effort to raise funds for her sex-change operation. Shot in Beirut, CINEMA AL FOUAD weaves a complex and multi-layered story of sexuality, identity and desire and paints a compelling portrait of its subject.

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Director
Mohamed Soueid
About the Director

Mohamed Soueid

Mohamed Soueid is a Lebanese writer, director, and producer. Born in Beirut 1959. He is currently the Head of Documentary department at Al Arabiya News Channel.

As a director, he has directed several films, including: The Insomnia Of A Serial Dreamer (2020); Hanging Dates Under Aleppo’s Citadel (2013); A Spell of Absence (2011); How Bitter My Sweet (2009), My Heart Beats Only For Her (2008); The Sky Is Not Always Above (2007); Civil War (2002); Nightfall (2000); Tango of Yearning (1998).

Mohamed Soueid wrote 3 books: “Postponed Cinema – Lebanese Films During the Civil War” (Essay, Published in Beirut 1986); “O Heart – A Film Autobiography On The Late Movie Theatres Of Old Beirut, Published in Beirut, 1996); “Cabaret Souad” (Novel, Published in Beirut, 2004).

(Photo: Mohamed Soueid, still from NIGHTFALL.)

 
Other films by Mohamed Soueid

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