Director: Tamara Shogaolu | Countries of production: Egypt, Netherlands, United States | Year: 2017 | Length: 13 min
Language: English, Arabic with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardised, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee.

Half a Life
is a timely story of activism and hope, set in the increasingly dangerous, oppressive, and unstable social climate of Egypt today.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)’s 2017 Doc Fortnight, Official Selection

Festival International du film d’Animation d’Annecy, Official Selection

Sheffield Doc/Fest, Official Selection

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