seaside azan (for a lover of pearl)

A Sufi mystic film poem investigating the turbulence of the male psyche and the oppression of women within the context of fundamentalist Islam.

  • Andrew Kamel
    Director
  • Andrew Kamel
    Writer
  • Andrew Kamel
    Producer
  • Kourosh Erfanian
    Producer
  • Fred Joseph
    Cinematographer
  • Fred Joseph
    Editor
  • Andrew Kamel
    Key Cast
  • Alexia Atapour
    Key Cast
  • Hani al-Dahshan
    Music
  • Rami al-Jundi
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sufi Mysticism, Surrealism, Experimentalism, Film Poem, Film Poetry, Experimental Film, Surrealist FIlm, Sufism, Short Film
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    8mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Andrew Kamel

Andrew Kamel is an Egyptian-American writer, actor, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles and New York who, by this point, has made two vastly different films: "The Adventures of Dalmaddin," a B-movie-style comedy that satirizes Arabian Nights exploitation films and "seaside azan (for a lover of pearl)," a more solemn and poetical piece peering in on the double standards of how masculinity operates within the hegemonic framework of fundamentalist Islam. Kamel also works in other mediums, such as writing prose and poetry and playing the oud and piano. He is currently attending The New School in New York City for an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Fiction).

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