Amll Ashraf Askar 5:00, Egypt

The film raises the issue of female circumcision in Eastern countries, which involves cutting some parts of a girl’s genitals according to some old customs; this exposes little girl Fatima to a very difficult experience.

Amll Ashraf Askar is an Egyptian short film director, studied drama and criticism, specialized in short films that pose societal problems in the Middle East, especially for women. She won many local and international awards, including the Best Short Film Award at the African Oscars.