The San Diego Arab Film Festival is a project of KARAMA

When We Are Born

Director: Tamer Ezzat

Country: Egypt

Year: 2019

Duration: 1hr 42min

Language: Arabic with English subtitles

A musical drama about the things we do for the people we love. Amin works as a male prostitute to fulfill his wife’s dream of an apartment. Farah, a devout Christian, struggles with her love for a Muslim man. Ahmed, a talented musician, must choose between his love for music and his father’s wishes.

Our life paths are influenced by the circumstances we are born into. The film presents three separate stories of three different characters who face personal challenges because of restrictions that they did not choose. Despite their different social classes, the three characters seem to have similar paths. The stories are intertwined through songs that describe internal struggle of the characters.

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