While her situation is deteriorating, a sick mother watches her son and daughter going through her tragedy and their new reality.

  • Mohamed Fawi
  • Mohamed Fawi
  • Amjad Abulala
    you will die at twenty
  • Jasoor Abualgasim
    Key Cast
  • Zahra Mansor
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cairo International Film Festival
    November 13, 2022
    World Premiere
    Selection for Short Films Official competition
Distribution Information
  • Mad Solutions
    Country: Egypt
Director Biography - Mohamed Fawi

Mohamed Fawi is a 31-years-old, male, Freelance Producer, Director and Impact Producer based in Khartoum-Sudan, after graduating from Telecommunications engineering he changed his career to filmmaking, especially interested in Independent films production.
He has filmed reports, short NGOs documentaries, video clips and news reports for SWR, BBC, Qatar Foundation and IFA-Germany.
He directed “Wheat Trap” a TV documentary film that broadcasted on Alaraby TV based in London which made many screenings and discussions in Khartoum about the reasons and efficiency of international Aid in the third world.
Also he finished his first fiction film “Buzz” as it is selected for Cairo International Film Festival Shorts Competition as it’s World Première.
Moreover, he worked as a studio coordinator and main trainer for the Arab Digital Expression Foundation (ADEF) in Egypt during their annual camps for young people in 2014 and 2015.
Lately he got trained and selected as a regional trainer for The Impact labs in the Arab world and north Africa by (Doc Society – London) and (Beirut DC – Beirut), to deliver the theory of the social impact for films.

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Director Statement

In a religious community when “Death” is the source of life meaning, the three characters, a mother, her daughter and son feel the Buzz in the moment when the mother was a step away from dying.
Each one of them have their own buzz, the daughter who is obviously oppressed that is concealed by the veil “Niqab” she is wearing. She must take care of her young children and sick mother, as well as exaggerate her expression of sorrow to their neighbors and the community by screaming and crying. Due to tradition, she is stripped of her right to process her feelings of grieve and live through it her own way. Generally, women in Sudan must behave in a way society expect them, they find the veil “niqab” a defense mechanism to hide her true self from the eyes of a judgmental society. No one knows or care to understand who she truly is and what she is going through as long as she has her act in front of society right.
The son obviously can’t understand the community or communicate with them; so he chose another way for his buzzing feelings, which is silence and isolation.
As for the mother, we live her buzz moment by watching the film from her subjective point of view through her eyes view.