release date August 19 2021
MAD Solutions Sends Four Films to the Amman International Film Festival
MAD Solutions will send four films from its distribution list to the Amman International Film Festival (August 23-August 31). The participating films are: Gaza Mon Amour, by twin brothers Tarzan and Arab Nasser, which will open the festival; Trapped by Manal Khaled; Moroccan Film Zanka Contact by Ismael El Iraki, and the short film Roadblock by Dahlia Nemlich.

Organized under the umbrella of the Royal Film Commission – Jordan, the Amman International Film Festival is Jordan’s first international film festival that showcases Arab and international films. With a main focus on emerging filmmakers, AIFF seeks works that manifest artistic boldness, strength of form, and originality in the use of the medium of film.

About Trapped:

Directed and produced by Manal Khaled, from a screenplay co-written by Manal Khaled and Rasha Azab, Trapped world premiered at the South By Southwest Festival, USA. It stars Caroline Khalil, Reem Higab, Osama Abo Al Ata, Ne’ma Mohsen, Mona Mokhtar, Tharaa Goubail, Rajwa Hamed, Zeina Mansour‎, Habiba Effat and Fadel El Garhy.

Trapped revolves around a group of different women coming from different social backgrounds who find themselves trapped by their quest for freedom. The film tackles the broader sense of getting trapped sometimes by one's own thoughts. The entrapment here is not necessarily limited to the concrete walls and shackles, but sometimes it is imposed by inner conflicts and thoughts.
The women share similar dreams of breaking free from the social constraints, however, their different social backgrounds create contrasts when it comes to the levels of awareness, openness, and methods to rebel against their realities.

About Roadblock:

Directed by Dahlia Nemlich and written by Pascale Seigneurie, Roadblock landed its world premiere at the latest edition of El Gouna Film Festival. The film stars Julian Farhat, Ahmed Hammadi Chassin, Pascale Seigneurie and Mohamad Yassine.

Beirut- 2019, during the revolution. On her way back from a protest, Farah, a Lebanese activist, and her French-Lebanese boyfriend Anthony, are stopped at a roadblock held by two armed militiamen who have a bone to pick with Farah.