Private Project

Al Mujahleen

Shabaan and his son Awad are led into a terrorist camp in the middle of the desert that was discovered by their friend Gamal. The three of them get to know that the terrorists in this camp have found a treasure of valuable manuscripts, all of which they burn for religious reasons. They try their best to save those valuable artifacts and their lives as well!

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    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 27, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Rhode Island
Director Biography

I'm an 18-year-old Director from Egypt who lives in the U.S. I have started directing films when I was 12 years old and since then I have made several visual projects, educational videos, and short films, some of which were streamed locally and internationally.

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Director Statement

I chose to keep the name of the film in Arabic, "Al-Mujahleen." Although this word is not in the dictionary and it was totally created by me, it's the best representation of what the film is about. Al-Mujahleen comes from the word "Al-Mujahideen" which means "The Jihadists" and the word "Jahil" which means "ignorant" or "uneducated." In conclusion, it means the people who think of themselves as Jihadists, but in actuality, they are ignorant. It can be totally understood by any person who holds a moderate use of Arabic once he finishes the film, or you can even catch it before watching!