Undocumented Love – Fatma Osman

Original Title: Undocumented Love
Genre: Drama
Duration: 21 min.
Year of Production: 2018
Country/es of Co-Production: Belgium
Screening Format: DCP
Colour: Colour
Language: Somali
Subtitles: English

Short Synopsis: A girl who is always trying to help her friends, giving them hope and showing them how to live life, will be left alone at the end.

Long Synopsis: A story of a girl Amal who lives in an asylum centre with her friends. One day her best friend Muna leaves the centre and she is replaced by a strange girl Hamda. Hamda takes advantage of Amal to get her love. Amal, the girl who is always trying to help her friends by giving them hope and showing them how to live life, will be left alone at the end.

Director: Fatma Osman
Screenplay: Fatma Osman & Hans Van Nuffel
Director of Photography: Esmoreit Lutters
Camera assistant: Danilo Galivanes-Salcedo
Grip: Lennert Van Asselbergh
Assistant director: Diren Agbaba
Script: Angela Al Suliman
Main Editor: Guillaume Graux
Assistant editor: Lennert Van Asselbergh, Kinshuk Surjan, Diren Agbaba
Sound: Ibrahim Mohamed, Asad Dirye
Sound training and advice: Oan Moonens
Costimography and Make-up: Kevin Kola
Production Design: Rand Abou Fakher, Bas Bonhof
Production team: Lubnan Al-Wazny, Edgar De Wolf, Felix, Daniel Teunissen
Catering: Fortun Hassan Shire, Jan Swinnen, Limate Berhe, Maryam, Muna Hassan, Muna Yassin, Ahmed Aden, Ilyas Abdullai, Jean-Mourat Swinnen, Alex Verhaest, Reza Panahi, Batul Hosseini, Nedjma
Producer: Gwendolyn Lootens, Gawan Fagard
Executive producer: Diren Agbaba
Production: Cinemaximiliaan
Mentor: Hans Van Nuffel
Cast: Fatma Osman, Liban Abdullahi, Muna Hassan, Moudane Mahdieh, Ibrahim Mohamed
Additional cast: Sofie Benoot, Meriem Manikita, Jan Swinnen, Hans Van Nuffel, Rand Abou Fakher, Angela Al Souliman
Thanks to: Khaled Abduljalil, Bushra, Firas Alaswad, Ebrahim Neissi, Omar Al Samarrai, Abbas Alsajwari, Nagm Abood, Asola Abood, Anne, Ayman Al Tawil, Mehdi Kassou, Decoratelier Jozef Wouters, Charleroi danse, Nixon Nasciemento, Mahmood, Jaan Wouters, Adil Imam, Khalid, Edil, Lieven De Cauter, Katrien Reist,…

Biography of Director:
Fatma Osman (Somalia, 1997) studied English and mathemics before coming to Belgium in 2015. Fatma is working as a volunteer with Cinemaximiliaan since september 2016. This is her first film.

Filmography of Director:
First film


Film Fest Gent, 2018 (World Premiere)

poster design Lennert Van Asselbergh


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