After her husband is sent to prison following a mistake at work, Hala is left alone to deal with depression and suicidal thoughts while caring for her young baby.
UK Premiere. Winner of the Feature Drama Award at SMHAF 2020
Hisham Saqr, Egypt, 2019, Arabic with English subtitles, 95m
Co-presented with Africa in Motion
Content notes: suicide attempt, postnatal depression
After her husband is sent to prison following a mistake at work, Hala is left alone to deal with depression and suicidal thoughts while caring for her young baby. The debut film by Egyptian director Hisham Saqr, this sensitive and complex drama sees is about finding inner strength while living with mental illness, in a society that offers little support to women experiencing depression.
How to Watch
Watch Certified Mail on the SMHAF page at INDY On Demand. The film is available to rent from 17-23 May for UK audiences.
Tickets are available on a Pay What You Can basis, using our sliding scale pricing. Tickets are FREE, £2, £4 and £6. To access the various prices, please click Rent and then tick the box “I have a promo code”. Enter the promo code for your ticket price – SMHAF0, SMHAF2 or SMHAF4 – and click apply. £6 is the default price, with no code required.
There will be a Zoom Q&A with director Hisham Saqr and Safia Yassine from Fife Migrants Forum, hosted by film curator Myriam Mouflih, on Fri 21 May at 5pm. It will take place as a webinar and also be available to view on Facebook Live.
Register here to join the webinar and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Screening at INDY On Demand ONLINE
Tickets: Pay What You Can (FREE, £2, £4, £6)
SMHAF Film Pass: £15 / £10
Book & Watch: INDY On Demand
Accessibility: English subtitles