Short Feature Film | 2011 | Egypt, Germany, USA

Project data

Length of movie18
Picture formatTV 4:3 (1 : 1,33)
Picture material negativeBetacam SP/SX
Picture material positiveHDCAM
Sound formatStereo

    Brief synopsis

    'It Was Related to Me' is a meditation on the complex relationship of two brothers, exploring the interplay of the notions of brotherhood, mentor-ship, masculinity and sexuality. Using family photos, home video footage, children's bedtime stories and materials from Egyptian popular culture in the 90’s, this personal essay presents a retrospective contemplative account of this relationship.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Meena DimianOld Brother [L]
    Hadi TabbalLittle Brother [L]


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographySaro Varjabedian
    Director's DepartmentdirectorMohammad Shawky Hassan
    ProducerproducerMaximilian Haslberger

    Production companies

    Amerikafilm GmbH [de]