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A Stroll Down Sunflower Lane (Zakerat Abad El Shams) - ذاكرة عبّاد الشمس

Fiction/Experimental - 14' - 2016

Mayye Zayed
Mohamad El-Hadidi

Sound Designer & Mixing
Samir Nabil

Art Director
Ahmed Abul-Nasr
Line Producer
Ahmed Zayan
AD & Production Manager
Nesreen Talaat
Poster & Press Kit Designer
Mohamad El-Hadidi

Rufy's​ Films
Analogue Zone #3 Workshop
Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art


An old grandfather, a little granddaughter, an old house and some glimpses of memory. She was growing up building hers. He was getting old losing his.



The film is a reenactment of the filmmaker's own memories with her late grandfather, using actors, Super 8, VHS cameras and TK tape recordings recorded by members of her family during her childhood. It was made within Analogue Zone #3 workshop, that was mentored by Michel Balagué and Islam El-Azzazi and organised by LaborBerlin (Berlin) and Cimatheque (Cairo) in partnership with LabA (Athens).

Genre: Fiction/Experimental

Format: HD 1440x1080

Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Duration: 14 mins

Language: Arabic

Country: Egypt

Year: 2016


Feb. 2016 - Berlinale 2016 (Forum Expanded) in Germany

Apr. 2016 - Rencontres de l’Image Film Festival in Egypt

Jun. 2016 ­- FEST New Directors/New Films Festival in Portugal

July 2016 ­- Moscow Int. Experimental Film Festival in Russia

Oct. 2016 ­- Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema in France

Nov. 2016 - AFI Fest in USA

Nov. 2016 - Kassel Dokfest in Germany

Mar. 2017 - Beirut Cinema Days in Lebanon

Apr. 2017 - Fajr International Film Festival in Iran

Jun. 2017 - Chicago Underground Film Festival in USA

Jan. 2019 - Sharjah Film Platform in UAE


Best Experimental Film in Sharjah Film Platform, UAE 2019

Best Independent Short in the National Film Festival for the Egyptian Cinema, Egypt 2018

2nd Prize in Nasser Bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Awards, Bahrain 2016.

Hama Film Production Award in Rencontres de l'image Film Festival, Egypt 2016.


Mar. 2016 ­- ida - Written by: Sevara Pan

Arab Docs at the Berlinale: Straddling between Fiction and Non-Fiction



A Stroll Down Sunflower Lane
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