1200 Steps

1200 steps traces the director's journey and personal attachments to her neighborhood in the city of Alexandria. She reflects on her experiences, hanging onto her memories and inherited family narratives. Her mother's recollections serve as an act of remembrance through storytelling helping her create connections to a constantly growing and somewhat alienating city.

  • Nairy AbdElShafy
    Director
  • Klaketa Árabe
    Producer
  • Shaimaa El Gawady
    Director of Photography
  • Shadi Farid
    Sound Mixer
  • Nairy AbdElShafy
    Sound Designer
  • Simon El Habre
    Editor
  • Khaled Othman
    Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    1200 خطوة
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Egypt
  • Country of Filming:
    Egypt
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Between Women Filmmakers Caravan
  • Manassat Film Festival
    Cairo
    Egypt
    May 26, 2023
    Egyptian Premiere
  • Cairo International Short Film Festival
    Cairo
    Egypt
    December 21, 2023
Director Biography - Nairy AbdElShafy

Nairy AbdElShafy is an Egyptian educator, oral historian and aspiring filmmaker. Her passion lies in documenting personal narratives; experimenting with various forms of written and audiovisual productions. AbdElShafy has worked on documenting various migrant communities' experiences. She holds a B.Sc. in Political Science and an M.A. in Oral History.

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