I Have a Secret

A young woman recovering from abuse grapples with loss and pursues life without fear and shame.

Women who suffer abuse should never have to feel ashamed or embarrassed, or keep their emotions hidden. This video takes actual words from real women and presents them in the form of a story of girl recovering from abuse and trying to live a life without fear or shame. She begins to understand that her past does not define her future.

  • Omar Atia
  • Michalina Kowalczyk
    Key Cast
  • Ahmed Diaa
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Short, Drama
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Selected by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration and received the PLURAL+ 2019 MediaBus Award
    New York
    United States
    November 13, 2019
    PLURAL+ 2019 MediaBus Award
Director Biography - Omar Atia

Omar Atia is a producer, visual artist, and director from Egypt. Currently based in the city of Cairo.

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Director Statement

I enjoy entertaining people, whether with images, videos, or sound. I only enjoy working on things that I myself find interesting. Whatever I am making should be something that I want to make, not just something I'm getting paid for, or just for the sake of more views.

I want people to view my work and ask themselves 'what did I just watch?’. Everything doesn't always need to make sense. There doesn't necessarily have to be a story, rules, or requirements. This world is complex and busy and there's always something going on. I enjoy making things that, even for a minute in this busy world, make people relaxed and entertained.