The Closed doors

The Closed doors

Al abwab al moghlaka

DVD - 2007 | Arabic
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Set during the time of the Iraq invasion of Kuwait, Mohamad is an Egyptian boy in his early teens. Confused and disheartened by his life, failing in school, with an absentee father and a mother who struggles to earn a poor living as a housemaid, he is increasingly drawn to embrace Islamic fundamentalism as a seeming solution to the uncertainty of adolescence, his sexual awakening, and limited future. As Mohamed becomes increasingly tied to the philosophies and apparent friendships of his new fundamentalist teachings, the film illustrates the strong pull that fundamentalism can exert on impoverished and disempowered youth.
Publisher: [Cairo] : Misr International Films ; [Seattle, WA] distributed by Typecast Releasing, c2007, 1999
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: FIC Close
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Al abwas al moghlaka
Audience: Ontario Film Review Board rating - Not rated

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