The Ditch


A shy, uncertain man drives his car listening to an aria at night, with his more confident brother, a self-obsessed actor, tied up inside the trunk. They soon arrive at a clearing. The driver digs a ditch and begs his captive to lay inside it. As the story unfolds, the two characters’ dynamics start to shift. The two brothers’ confrontation heats up even more. The whole scene is covered in red. There’s no turning back at this point.

Screenplay: Amr Abed

Cinematography: Maged Nader

Editing: Sarah Abdalla

Cast: Sedky Sakhr, Ahmad Banhawy

Producer: Karim Kassem

Production: Seera films

Amr Abed

Egyptian actor, and filmmaker. He worked as an actor in many Egyptian films including Rags & Tatters (London Film Festival, Munich Film Festival, 2013), Exterior/Night (Toronto International Film Festival, 2018), and When We’re Born (Gouna International Film Festival, Carthage Film Festival, 2019). In the last few years, he shifted his focus to filmmaking, and participated in many Screenwriting and directing workshops. He is currently working on his first feature film.

World Premiere


Fiction, 2021, Color, 16 min

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Amr Abed