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Love Him As I Do

Husband and wife get Syndrome Down child. The husband refuses to accept the child, therefore, abandoned his wife. As well as the woman treated badly by society. She decides to face all over the straggles and Suffering to raise her son and makes him able interact in society.

  • Manahel Bedah
  • Manahel Bedah
  • Lesley Omorogbe
  • Habib Ghuloom
    Key Cast
  • Fatima Al Taea
    Key Cast
  • Kalifa Al Mazmi
    Key Cast
  • Hassen Balhoon
    Key Cast
  • Hassen Al BAloshi
    Key Cast
  • Aattef Al Aamri
    Key Cast
  • Abdullrahman Al Madani
    Key Cast
  • Aadil Mohammed
    Key Cast
  • Vivek Shahani
    Key Cast
  • Nora Sife
    Key Cast
  • Ged Alcoran
    Key Cast
  • Rowena Arpon
    Key Cast
  • Eddielyn Malate
    Key Cast
  • Mahammed Al Mazmi
    Key Cast
  • Connor Nathan Mock
    Key Cast
  • Khadijah Kudsi
    Assistent Director
  • Rizeq Saada
  • Tom Lebaric
  • Adwer Almola
    Music Composer
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Social
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Country of Filming:
    United Arab Emirates
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Rajasthan International Film Festival short film competition

    March 18, 2017
    Best Short Film Director
  • Bangalore International Film Festival short film competition

    May 24, 2017
    Best Short Story
  • 9th Sciacca International Film Festival
    August 24, 2016
  • Cannes Short Film Corner
    June 16, 2016
Director Biography - Manahel Bedah

Manahel Alawadi, is an Emirati filmmaker, director, and actress who hails from the city of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates.
She graduated from New York Film Academy in filmmaking 2015.
Some of her accomplishments as a director is the film "love him as I do" which has already won awards in film festivals.

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Director Statement

To start with, I would like to relay to you that this story is a humanitarian story that touches a specific category of individuals in the society, who are considered outcasts by some. I have taken this story through a reality of the society that we live in and see.
The story narrates the story of a married woman who does not give birth to any child for several years and after that she is blessed with a son who suffers from Down’s syndrome, the husband and wife are surprised from the doctor’s news that the child have Syndrome Down.
The father of the child refuses to accept his child, in addition to which his friend supports him in not accepting the handicapped child and encourages him to marry another woman or abandoned her.
But the mother of the child, and a mother always an affectionate mother to her child, especially when that she has given birth to after several years, cares for the child with as much love and attention as she would a normal child, holding him in her arms and in her welcoming bosoms.
Moreover , the story touches the lonely woman’s feeling as she is exploited by some men who come upon the opportunity to exploit women who are going through rough times, but whatever the circumstances the woman violently refuses to be exploited by them.
Where it comes to be seen that a woman is capable of taking care and raising her child with or without her husband, that life does not stop if there is an absence of a man or a husband in her life.
Eventually there is a lesson that an individual learns, if he wrongs any person, whether it is his relative or his friend or just a stranger or passerby in his life, there must be consequences for his actions that come right after or after a period of time in whichever way ( as you reap you shall sow).