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No More

Directed by:Norhan Kamal

Film School:German University in Cairo

A short film depicting the experience of living with Alzheimer’s disease beyond the well-known label of memory loss. In a minimalistic way, this short film expresses the deterioration of identity, perception, and awareness of reality in ways that let the viewer feel what it is really like to have Alzheimer’s.

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Norhan Kamal

An Egyptian 20 year-old kid at heart, whose main passion in life is to express her visions and views of this world through moving images in a visually creative way.

Currently a senior and future Media Design graduate from the faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts, German University in Cairo. Dreams about becoming a professional Animator, and plans on reaching that dream with hard work that is fueled by passion.

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  • sandrapelletiergray

    this one is tough to watch but worth it. It is amazing how ‘simple’ figures and art can illuminate and bring into focus the day to day struggles of this disease. And thus make such an impactful experience. It is so appropriate to this disease which strips away all one’s details leaving the bare bones of existence until they too break down. Thank you for creating and sharing this …

  • Abdulaziz Kamal

    Touching … very.

  • Maureen Matthews

    I think it’s important to rename this film to Living With Alzheimer’s in the Later Stages. More people today are being diagnosed with a dementia when the symptoms first begin. The early stage is when people want to continue to be a part of life. Their is a strong movement among people with dementia in the early stage to include their face and their reality with dementia. This film leaves them out of the picture.

    • http://www.truthfulkindness.com Truthful Loving Kindness

      Thank you, Maureen. Very minimalist art nicely portraying late stage. Totally agree. 😀

    • Norhan Kamal

      Thank you, Maureen, for your input, I highly appreciate your comment; however, the different stages of dementia and the diversity of the ways people deal with it – including both good and bad – would have been in the picture had No More been a documentary… only, it’s not. While doing my research, I came across many people with dementia, both in the early and the later stages; but most importantly my main inspiration was my grandmother, who was a person surrounded by love throughout all stages; but despite that, Alzheimer’s can unfortunately eat up one’s life, including the love surrounding that person. They can feel utter isolation and loneliness no matter how much they’re really not. Hence, No More.

      • Maureen Matthews

        Thanks, Norhan! I appreciate your response. Good luck in your work. You are very talented!

        • Norhan Kamal

          Thank you so much! That’s very kind of you. 🙂