Lift Like a Girl
On a busy, noisy high-traffic street corner in Alexandria, Egypt, a seemingly vacant corner lot surrounded by chain link fencing is a training site for female weightlifters. Old Captain Ramadan believes in his girls, including his own daughters. His tough love makes them champions. 14-year-old Zebiba is his next great hope. A fascinating film about female empowerment in every sense of the term.
Egypt / Germany / Denmark
An Egyptian filmmaker, Mayye Zayed studied film in Alexandria and in the U.S. Since 2013, her films have won her many awards and accolades.