Scene from the film Arabic Secret
Scene from the film Arabic Secret
Scene from the film Arabic Secret
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Arabic Secret

  • Poland
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Kamil Filipek wants to meet his father, Illham Al Madafi – a star of Arabic folk music. The two men have never met before. The journey that he takes, accompanied by a film crew, is an attempt to find not only the meaning of life, but also his own roots. What will come out of a meeting with his father, if he ever gets a chance to see him? “Arabic Secret”, directed by Julia Groszek, is a story about the search of one’s identity, showcased from the viewpoint of two different worlds. Despite being raised in Poland, Kamil still feels a strong connection to the East.


  • Original title
    Arabski sekret / ENG version
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Julia Groszek
  • DOP
    Bolesław Kielak
  • Editing
    Hubert Pusek
  • Music
    Wojciech Błażejczyk, Ilham Al Madfai
  • Sound
    Błażej Kanclerz
  • Duration
    54 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Kraków Film Festival, Poland
    • Lubuskie Lato Filmowe, Poland
    • Ińskie Lato Filmowe, Poland
    • FilmOFFisko, Jastrzębie Zdrój, Poland
    • Media Festvial "Man in Danger, Łódź, Poland
    • MFF HumanDoc, Warsaw, Poland
    • The Village Doc Festival 2017, Italy
    • Gryfiński Festiwal Miejsc i Podróży “Włóczykij”, Poland
    • Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt
    • Solanin Film Festival, Poland
    • 8th AegeanDocs International Film Festival, 2020, Greece
  • Awards
    • MFF HumanDoc - Best Polish Film
    • Ismailia International Film Festival - Jury Award
    • AegeanDocs International Film Festival - Best Film is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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