Lift Like a Girl

a film by Mayye Zayed

Lift Like a Girl

Germany | 2020 | 96:00 min

Original Title:
STARK WIE EIN MÄDCHEN

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
From a scrappy, vacant-lot training site in Alexandria, Egypt to the Olympic Games, 14 year-old Zebiba ("raisin" in Arabic) stands at the precipice between childhood and weightlifting champion – guided only by her dedicated yet relentless coach, Captain Ramadan, and her own competitive edge. Can she make the leap?
Festivals/Awards
2020
TIFF Toronto - World Premiere
Golden Dove in German competition at DOKLeipzig
DOC NYC
42 CIFF Cairo International Film Festival
• Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First or Second Film
• Audience Award &
• Isis Award for Best Egyptian Film highlighting Women's Economic and Social Role –
MED Film Festival, Italy

2021
THESSALONIKI Documentary Festival
Sofia Film Festival
JEONJU Int. Film Festival
Krakow FF
Sheffield DocFest
Doc Edge
ONE WORLD Int. Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
SIFF Shanghai International Film Festival
GABES CINEMA FEN
GUKIFF
Cast and Crew
  • Director Mayye Zayed
  • Producer Mayye Zayed, Anna Bolster, Anke Petersen
  • Director of Photography Mohamad Elhadidi
  • Editor Sara Abdallah
  • Sound Samir Nabil, Kristoffer Salting, Brian Dyrby
  • Sound Design Brian Dyrby
  • Score Marian Mentrup
Original Languages

Arabic

Co-Production Company
JYOTI Film uG
Germany
jyotifilm.de
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