Mohamed Salah, Alexandria, Egypt

Mohamed Salah came for a residency in Makan to work on his script approaching illegal immigrants travelling from North Africa to South Europe. He realised during his residency that Amman is different from his expectations, this young city is built around immigrants, and accordingly it became exciting in his eyes. He met characters of various backgrounds and nationalities, who maybe have different conditions that those of his protagonists, however similar in the fact that they too replace their countries of birth with others. He also found out that travelling between the Arab countries is valuable and reveals the differences between people and their heritage, and how little one people know about the other despite the assumption of knowledge.

Mohamed Salah screened his most recent film “Islands” in Makan during the residency