Receiving the Special Jury Award from the 2010 Dubai International Film Festival and Best Documentary from the 2011 Arab Film Festival in Malmo, Sweden, Hamama provides a window into the life a nearly 90 year-old female living legend in the UAE. As a long-revered healer, she receives hundreds of visitors each day in Al Dhaid, Sharjah, who come seeking her essential cures. Yet Hamama struggles with the responsibility of providing the care that is so greatly needed, while confronting her growing fragility that threatens to impact her work and livelihood. Q&A to follow with the director and the writer.
[Director: Nujoom Alghanem | UAE | 2010 | 64 mins | Arabic w/ English subtitles]
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