Join us for November’s in-person NYWIFT Member Screening of the narrative feature You Resemble Me, followed by a reception and Q&A with the creative team.
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Location: Angelika Film Center, 18 W. Houston St.
Cost to attend: $18 (access discount tix by becoming an Angelika member for free)
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About the Film
You Resemble Me
Directed By: Dina Amer
Written By: Dina Amer, Omar Mullick
Executive Produced By: Spike Lee, Spike Jonze, Riz Ahmed, Alma Har’el
Produced By: Elizabeth Woodward, Karim Amer
Cast: Lorenza Grimaudo, Ilonna Grimaudo, Dina Amer, Mouna Soualem, Sabrina Ouazani
Language:French and Arabic with English subtitles
2022, Narrative, 1 hour 30 minutes
Who was Hasna Aït Boulahcen? After the November 2015 Paris bombings, she was labelled “Europe’s first female suicide bomber.” Journalists swarmed around her story, trying to extract details about the mysterious young woman who lived on the outskirts of Paris. In this drama, executive-produced by Spike Lee, Spike Jonze, Riz Ahmed and Alma Har’el, director Dina Amer pieces together Hasna’s story from over 300 hours of interviews, from a little girl protecting her younger sister from an abusive home to a young woman who finds herself trying her best to survive on the streets. This nuanced drama shows what happens when society fails to protect a child, and how discrimination, poverty, and abuse facing young people can allow radicalisation to plant roots and grow, with devastating impact on the wider community.
Dina Amer (Director/Writer/Producer) is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist. She helped produce the Oscar nominated and Emmy award-winning documentary The Square, where the Egyptian Revolution was chronicled from the frontlines. Growing up between the US and Egypt, her work has focused on sharing nuanced, human stories with a global audience. Previous to her film work, Dina was a celebrated journalist. She was an on-air correspondent for VICE, including The Black Market Series, where she uncovered the human trafficking of Syrian refugees and explored the underground economy of illegal Egypt-Gaza tunnels. Her written work has been published in The New York Times, CNN and the Huffington Post. You Resemble Me is her directorial debut.
Elizabeth Woodward (Producer) is a producer of documentary and narrative films and founder of Willa Productions. She was selected for Forbes 30 Under 30, DOC NYC 40 Under 40, Berlinale Talents, the Impact Partners Producers Fellowship. Her recent projects include On the Divide (Tribeca Film Festival, POV on PBS) and You Resemble Me (Venice Film Festival, executive produced by Spike Lee, Spike Jonze, Alma Har’el, Riz Ahmed). Past projects include Netflix’s The Great Hack (Academy Award shortlist, Emmy nominee, BAFTA nominee, Grierson shortlist), HBO’s series The Vow, and Persuasion Machines (Sundance New Frontier, SXSW). Her films have been supported by Tribeca Institute, Sundance Institute, Impact Partners, MacArthur Foundation, Film Independent, Artemis Rising, InMaat Foundation, Field of Vision, Chicken and Egg, among others. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Council on Foreign Relations Young Professionals Group, and the Documentary Producers Alliance.
Katie Chambers (Moderator) is a communications executive and event producer with a lifelong commitment to supporting artists and advocating for inclusion. She is currently the Senior Director of Community & Public Relations at New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), where she manages both Communications and Membership and produces Special Events including the Muse Awards for Women of Vision & Achievement. She received national recognition for her work at NYWIFT as one of Association Trends’ top “Young and Aspiring Executives” at their Salute to Excellence in Washington, DC, and was recognized by New York Society of Association Executives with their “Rising Star” award at the Synergy Awards. She was named Communications Chair of one of New Jersey’s leading volunteer organizations, the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Club, in Spring of 2022. Katie was previously a talent agent in the Youth & Young Adult Theatrical division at Abrams Artists Agency in New York City, representing young actors in theatre, film, and television, and has worked for leading entertainment companies including Buchwald, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Scott Rudin Productions. She has served on the Next Generation Committee of the NY Television Festival, produced a critically acclaimed play at the NY Fringe Festival, and her writing has appeared in Huff Post, Honeysuckle Magazine, and several printed essay collections. Katie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Drew University with a double major in English and Theatre Arts.
Special thanks to Carlina Rivera and the New York City 2nd Council District
for discretionary funding for the NYWIFT Member Screening
Angelika Film Center
18 W. Houston St.
New York, NY 10012
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.