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Ahmed Magdy


No One There

Magdi Ahmed Ali
Production Company: Khaial Art Production

Project Logline:

Four girls agree that tonight will be the night that Sarah goes ahead with her abortion. The streets in this part of the city are empty and frightening without any clear explanation. When the doctor comes to perform the operation, he asks for an additional sum. Ahmed, the boyfriend of one of the girls, tries to get it. After a bloody trip during which he wanders a number of times through different places, he gets the money. In the meantime, we learn a lot about the girls. Each one of them speaks or is seen going about her daily life and sometimes goes through dangerous experiences. In the end, these stories come together, allowing us to explore much of what is inside these characters, as well as the peculiarity of society and the world around them. Despite all of this, the operation succeeds, this strange, exceptional night ends, and life goes on.

Ahmed Magdy was born in 1986 in Cairo where he studied law and then filmmaking at the Cinema-School of Independent filmmaking (El Nahda association-Jesuit school) where he is now teaching directing. His graduation film, "A Cream Cake" has won the "Silver Hawk" in Rotterdam Arab Film Festival 2009, and received a special mention from the Taghet Film Festival in Algeria 2009, and Jordan Shorts festival in the same year. His other two short documentaries were screened in film festivals around the world like "Corto Del Med" in France, and ADFF. Ahmed attended the Berlinale Talent Campus, 2010. And was a member of the short competition jury in ADFF 2012. Ahmed has also acted in various award winning films such as "Microphone" directed by Ahmed Abdalla, and "Birds of the Nile" directed by Magdy Ahmed Aly. He won an acting award for his role in “Ser Alani”, TV series 2012. He is focusing on his upcoming feature film through his production company.