Private Project

Every Two Weeks

As she prepares for a date with a man she met on a dating app, Gamila, who doesn’t always find herself beautiful, is confronted with her society’s indirect policing of her looks.
From her mother’s subtly critical remarks about her hair to the rather heavy-handed advice from her hairdresser about the shape of her eyebrows, Gamila heads to her date conflicted about where she fits in.
As she tries to find a place for her own voice and sense of beauty, she ultimately learns that even though societal standards will always exist, we don’t always have to bow to them.

  • Aya Elhussieny
  • Aya Elhussieny
  • Rania Zahra
  • Hadi Gafaar
  • Toqaa Emad
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    كل اسبوعين
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Aswan International Women's Film Festival
    Script Development Grant
  • Festival International de Films de Femmes "Regards De Femmes - بعيونهن"
    Script Development Workshop
Director Biography - Aya Elhussieny

Aya started working as a video journalist in 2014 during her Radio and TV production studies at Cairo University, she used the camera to express her perspective of the world and went into documentary filmmaking and directing, later she worked at a Media teaching centre, and then moved to work on a tv and program production.
She later learned video production and editing which made her able to work as a one-woman crew at multiple companies, she currently works at Womena Media Company as a Video Producer and Editor, while working on her own personal projects and exhibiting her video and photography work at local and international exhibitions.

Add Director Biography