I Am Amina

The film ‘I Am Amina’, takes a turn into an arranged marriage day, showcasing a woman's bravery and empowerment. It focuses on a South Asian Muslim woman, Amina Hamid, who is torn between the fascination of the idea of marriage, arranged by her traditional parents, or the freedom and thrill she experiences after taking a motorbike ride with her neighbour, Honey.

Why is this important? In many cultures, particularly in Arab-African and Asian cultures, many women believe that marriage is the ultimate goal and that they must work hard to find a man who will accept them. Women today decide to seek more in life. In this film, Amina chooses to have both. Amina's character exemplifies the modern woman who is determined to live life on her own terms. The film beautifully captures the complexities of navigating cultural expectations while staying true to oneself. Amina's bravery in standing up for what she wants sends a powerful message to women everywhere that they can have it all and don't have to settle for less.

Her story inspires all those struggling with similar dilemmas, reminding them that they too can break free from societal norms and live life on their own terms. Overall, ‘I Am Amina’ is a testament to the strength and resilience of women in today's world.

  • Nabila Eltigi
  • Nabila Eltigi
  • Ramneek Kataria
  • Isha Khan
    Key Cast
  • Ashwini Kinhikar
    Key Cast
  • Pathy Aiyar
    Key Cast
  • Anisah Vazir
    Key Cast
  • Ezra Saifie
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Dhilion
    Key Cast
  • Serena B Robbins
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    SONY Fx6
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of the Arts London
Director Biography - Nabila Eltigi

A graduate of Film and Television with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arts London, originally from Egypt with a passion for cinema and storytelling. I am inspired by genuine and moving personal stories, those found in intimate communities and society, as well as the impact that people have on memories and places.
My goal is to create commercials, music videos, and films that challenge stereotypes and celebrate diversity, while also entertaining audiences with compelling stories and characters. 

In addition to my creative work, I am committed to using film as a tool for social change. I believe that cinema can inspire empathy and understanding and can be used to raise awareness about important issues facing our world today. Whether through documentaries or narrative fiction, I aim to create films that make a positive impact on society and contribute to a more just and equitable world. As I embark on my career in the film industry, I am excited to continue learning and growing as a creative filmmaker while also making meaningful contributions to the field of cinema. 

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